July 17: Saves
Scripture Lesson: Titus 3:3-8
On this date in 1978, Doc Medich, a pitcher for the Texas Rangers, saved the life of a 61- year-old fan who had a heart attack before a game in Baltimore. Medich, who was a medical student, administered heart massage until help arrived. That was one great save!
Paul’s letter to Titus reminds us of another great save, the greatest save of all. Paul writes about God’s kindness and love for us. It was not because of anything we had done, but by the grace of God made it possible for us to be saved. God has given to each of us the ability to become heirs in heaven of eternal life. When there was no way for sinful man to be reunited with a sinless God, Jesus came in and saved the day, redeeming each of us by dying on Calvary’s cross. Paul reminded Titus of this in order to emphasize that we must be careful to devote ourselves to doing good. We can never repay God for what He did for us in sending Jesus to this world. However, each of us can live lives of doing good for God’s Kingdom.
What does it mean to you that God saved us?
Why can we never earn salvation?
Describe ways to live your life doing good.
The quick thinking and actions of Doc Medich saved a life. The love and grace of God saved humanity for all who believe.
Posted on Sun, July 17, 2016
by David Daly