“For the grace of God has appeared, bringing salvation to all people, (all mankind) instructing us to deny ungodliness and worldly desires and to live sensibly, righteously, and in a godly manner in the present age, looking for the blessed hope and the appearing of the glory of our great God and (our) Savior, Christ Jesus, who gave Himself for us to redeem us from every lawless deed, and to purify for Himself a people for His own possession, eager for good deeds.” (Titus 2:11-14 NASB)

Jesus appeared with the Creator’s message of grace. Those who repent and believe the Spirit instructs and the Father disciplines. Christ’s work of redemption purifies His people who become eager to do good deeds. There is no room to boast about what we have done, or what we plan to do. That is seeking our own glory instead of acknowledging God’s. We are His workmanship. “For by grace you have been saved through faith; and this is not of yourselves, it is the gift of God; not a result of works, so that no one may boast.” (Ephesians 2:8-9 NASB)

It is good to remember whose work this is. Not our ministry, but His. No need to promote ourselves, use theatrics or shout to make a point. Jumping up and down was not something Jesus would do. He spoke just loud enough for God’s words to be heard. Christ’s prayers were mostly private. In public the words were few. Titles were avoided and deeds were hard to miss. The power is in humility, trusting God to do the works. God bless those who serve.