Dear God, When I read ‘Your Word’ fear ensues. It seems so hard, in the light of living.
Yet, it’s in the Light of Living, one must live ‘The Word.’ It takes real guts to want to obtain the faith of ‘Your Word.”
Titus 1:15 “To the pure all things are pure, but to those who are defiled and unbelieving nothing is pure; but even their mind and conscience are defiled.”
vs. 16 “They profess to know God, but in works they deny Him…”
2:1 “But, as for you, speak the things which are proper for sound doctrine.” 2:7 …in all things showing yourself to be a pattern of good works; (pattern-archetype) in doctrine showing integrity and reverence. vs. 8…sound speech that cannot be condemned…” vs. 10…and ADORN the doctrine of God our Saviour in all things.”
I have heard it said many times that introspection can be extremely valuable. When I pause and do a little soul-searching, I find my own introspection(S) can be opposite views (polar) of what I thought I understood about God’s Word. Like vs. 16…they profess to know God, but in works they deny Him…” Is that me?
vs. 15…to the unbelieving nothing is pure, even the mind and conscience are defiled. But, if I am pure, all things are pure. Would I go so far as to call myself pure in all things and really believe it? Do I, at all times, adorn the doctrine of God in all things? Gee, am I living so that my living adorns the doctrine of God, or does it dress pretty tacky at times?
I do believe God has equipped us with everything we need to live a life that will adorn Him, don’t you?
I would like to hear your introspections on ‘living in the LIGHT.’ All things pure and bright!
“And God said, ‘Let there be light’, and there was light” (Genesis 1:3). Let’s be proactive and speak purity into our homes and families. Speak purity and favor over our jobs and the facilities (schools, hospitals, government building, etc.) we work in and those we visit.