in this present world
2:12 in this present world. This is a capsule summary of the Christian life. Once having received the grace of God in salvation (Titus 2:11), we should live godly and righteous lives in this present world (Titus 2:12), waiting expectantly for the return of Christ (Titus 2:13). Note that we are to be looking for Him, not for the Antichrist or a world government or any other sign. His coming is always imminent, with nothing else required to precede it.