Titus 2:14

2:14 who gave himself for us. That is, on the cross. Paul follows with two aspects of the work of Christ.

redeem us from all lawlessness. Paul’s first point focuses on the individual: Christ paid the price necessary to free people from their sins (Matt. 20:28; Mark 10:45; 1 Tim. 2:6; 1 Pet. 1:18, 19).

purify for himself a people for his own possession. Paul’s second point focuses on the church: Christ purifies individuals from their sins (Heb. 9:14; 1 John 1:7, 9) so that together they might constitute a people special to Him (Ezek. 37:23). On Christ purifying the church, see Eph. 5:25–27.

zealous for good works. See note on v. 7.