In Deuteronomy 9 we read that God took care to remind Israel that they were sinful people who provoked him. God and not the Devil! Why would God do this? He did it to humble Israel, to magnify his generous grace, and to motivate Israel to greater faithfulness. We see this same pattern in the New Testament. In Titus 3:1-8 we find a reminder of sin, a focus on God's grace, and a call to humility and gratitude. How do you respond when you remember sin with its shame? Rather than self-loathing, let the reminder of sin move you to rejoice in God's grace, to have compassion on the lost, and to gratefully serve the Lord.