“God Our Saviour”
“But after that the kindness and love of God our Saviour toward man appeared.”
Three times in this epistle to Titus the Lord Jesus Christ is called, “God our Saviour.” Paul believed in and preached a divine Saviour, not just a mere man, but rather the Saviour, who is Almighty God. His name is Jesus, Saviour (Matthew 1:21), who shall save His people from their sin, that declares His office. But let us not forget that His name is also, Emmanuel (Matthew 1:23), God with us, that declares His nature.
If you take away the Deity of Jesus Christ you have no gospel, no good news to preach, no salvation. It is not that just some good man died for sinners, but rather He who died in the room and stead of His people is God Almighty (1st Timothy 3:16, John 1:14 Acts 20:28). He could not be our Prophet, Priest and Potentate unless He is, “God our Saviour.” He could not be our wisdom, righteousness, sanctification and redemption, unless He is, “God our Saviour” (1st Corinthians 1:30). He could not be our all-important Mediator (1st Timothy 2:5), unless He is, “God our Saviour.” He could not be our only Advocate with the Father, unless He is, “God our Saviour” (1st John 2:1). He could not be our all-powerful Surety, unless He is, “God our Saviour” (Hebrews 7:22). He could not be our all sufficient Substitute and Sacrifice, unless He is, “God our Saviour” (2nd Corinthians 5:21; Hebrews 9:12).
Remember the words of Simeon, “Lord, now lettest thou thy servant depart in peace, according to thy word. For mine eyes have seen thy salvation” (Luke 2:29-30).
Remember the words of Thomas, “My Lord and my God” (John 20:28).
Now, I don’t know what the Lord Jesus Christ is to you. But I know beyond all doubt what Jesus Christ is to me; He is “God my Saviour” (Isaiah 45:21-22)!