These inspired words encapsulate the Gospel of Christ beautifully. They give identity, stability, hope, and meaning to our lives. William Barclay offers a fresh translation which communicates the message particularly well.
11 For the grace of God has broken into history for the salvation of all men. 12 It is training us to renounce the life in which God is banished from the scene, and in which the world's desires hold sway, and in this age to live a well-ordered, upright and godly life, 13 while all the time we are waiting for our blessed hope to be realized, when the splendour of our great God and Saviour Jesus Christ bursts upon the world. 14 He gave himself for us, to liberate us from all wickedness and to make us a people purified to be his own, and eager to live a noble life.