[Linux4christians] B7 - Tuesday - Titus 2:1-8
dcolburn at bibleseven.com
dcolburn at bibleseven.com
Mon Apr 2 22:53:15 EDT 2012
Conduct Consistent with Sound Teaching
2:1 But as for you, communicate the behavior that goes with sound teaching.
2:2 Older men are to be temperate, dignified, self-controlled, sound in
faith, in love, and in endurance.
2:3 Older women likewise are to exhibit behavior fitting for those who
are holy, not slandering, not slaves to excessive drinking, but teaching
what is good.
2:4 In this way they will train the younger women to love their
husbands, to love their children,
2:5 to be self-controlled, pure, fulfilling their duties at home, kind,
being subject to their own husbands, so that the message of God may not
2:6 Encourage younger men likewise to be self-controlled,
2:7 showing yourself to be an example of good works in every way. In
your teaching show integrity, dignity,
2:8 and a sound message that cannot be criticized, so that any opponent
will be at a loss, because he has nothing evil to say about us.
Lord, You prompt us to "... communicate the behavior that goes with
sound teaching". May I be found increasingly-faithful in walking the
same walk that I talk.
Summary & Commentary
The apostle Paul challenged Titus to a high-standard, not only teaching
the principles of right-living with his words, but illustrating them
with his life.
He instructed that older men model right-living for younger men and
older women for younger women.
Paul also reminded Titus that a leader who matched his walk with his
talk would leave no legitimate opportunity for critics of the faith.
We are to "... communicate" in our lifestyle "... the behavior that goes
with sound teaching".
How might we make older men and women in our fellowships more aware that
they are role-models for the younger members?
Nothing in this description for the men "... temperate, dignified,
self-controlled, sound in faith, in love, and in endurance" includes
abusive, bossy, dictatorial, disrespectful, or lazy.
When have you observed an older man or woman truly striving for the
standard Paul described for Titus? How did that impact others?
Faith in Action
Ask the Holy Spirit to reveal to you a place in your walk that He wants
to better match the talk.
Today I will ask a fellow-believer to be my accountability-partner and
prayer-partner as I partner with the Holy Spirit to become more mature
in my walk before Him.
Be Specific ______________________________________________________
Wednesday's text will be:
Titus 2:9-- 15
Draw nearer to the Lord and He will bless you,
David M. Colburn, DMin. MaCo
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