Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Titus 2:7

“In all things show yourself to be an example of good deeds, with purity in doctrine, dignified.” (NASB)


“In all things show yourself to be an example of good (kalos: better, honest, beautiful, excellent, eminent, choice, useful, suitable, commendable, admirable) deeds (ergon: works, doings, labor, business), with purity (adiaphthoria: uncorruptness, incorruptibility, soundness, integrity) in doctrine (didaskalia: teaching, learning, instruction, precepts), dignified (semnotes/aphtharsia: purity, sincerity, incorrupted reverence, respect, majesty, sanctity, honorable).”


In all things be an example of beautiful and admirable doings, with integrity in regards to what you teach and what you learn – also be found pure, sincere, honorable and dignified.


I absolutely love this verse. Within it lies enough challenges to keep one on task for years. We are to set an example of exemplary deeds – we are to be set apart. What we teach others about as well as what we choose to be taught to us must meet the criteria deemed pure, according to The Word. We should be seen as one who is sincere in all we do as well as dignified. Now this has nothing to do with outward appearances whatsoever. It does however have to do with our spiritual behavior as who we are on the outside is governed by who we are on the inside. Today, choose to adopt these qualities and characteristics as part of your life. The Christ within you will be your Enabler.

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