You, however, must teach what is appropriate to sound doctrine. (Titus 2:1)
The Apostle Paul addressed Titus in an emphatic manner. He wanted Titus to understand the utmost importance of teaching others to live a life that was honorable, unlike that of the Cretans at that time who did not care about their testimony, practicing doctrines that ruined whole households. Paul’s order to Titus serves as a reminder that we must seek ways to help others choose the right path in life, and that our lives must be a reflection of God’s image to them.
The way we conduct ourselves can and will impact others, and we must make a daily conscious decision to conduct ourselves in a manner that is honorable to God and worthy of carrying the name “Christian.” Children who are taught from a young age to be honoring and revering of God will likely teach their own children in that same manner.
The Word of God contains teachings that will help us to stay firm in our faith and continue to walk in righteousness. It is important to ask God for discernment in learning to tell the difference between right and wrong, good and bad, light and darkness. Free will is something we are given by God to make decisions throughout life, but different decisions yield different results. That which we sow is going to determine what type of fruit we will reap.
Commit your days to the Lord and seek to honor him in all you do.
Luska Natali is a native of Brazil who is passionate about God, her family, learning new languages (she fluently speaks three), and meeting people.
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