Titus 3:1-8 MSG

1 Remind the people to respect the government and be law-abiding, always ready to lend a helping hand
2 No insults, no fights. God's people should be bighearted and courteous.
3 It wasn't so long ago that we ourselves were stupid and stubborn, dupes of sin, ordered every which way by our glands, going around with a chip on our shoulder, hated and hating back.
4 But when God, our kind and loving Savior God, stepped in,
5 he saved us from all that. It was all his doing; we had nothing to do with it. He gave us a good bath, and we came out of it new people, washed inside and out by the Holy Spirit.
6 Our Savior Jesus poured out new life so generously.
7 God's gift has restored our relationship with him and given us back our lives. And there's more life to come - an eternity of life!
8 You can count on this.