Daily Bible Reading (Tuesday, October 10th)2
Titus 2 (ESV)
Teach Sound Doctrine
But as for you, teach what accords with sound[a] doctrine. 2 Older men are to be sober-minded, dignified, self-controlled, sound in faith, in love, and in steadfastness. 3 Older women likewise are to be reverent in behavior, not slanderers or slaves to much wine. They are to teach what is good, 4 and so train the young women to love their husbands and children, 5 to be self-controlled, pure, working at home, kind, and submissive to their own husbands, that the word of God may not be reviled. 6 Likewise, urge the younger men to be self-controlled.7 Show yourself in all respects to be a model of good works, and in your teaching show integrity, dignity, 8 and sound speech that cannot be condemned, so that an opponent may be put to shame, having nothing evil to say about us.9 Bondservants[b] are to be submissive to their own masters in everything; they are to be well-pleasing, not argumentative, 10 not pilfering, but showing all good faith, so that in everything they may adorn the doctrine of God our Savior.
11 For the grace of God has appeared, bringing salvation for all people, 12 training us to renounce ungodliness and worldly passions, and to live self-controlled, upright, and godly lives in the present age, 13 waiting for our blessed hope, the appearing of the glory of our great God and Savior Jesus Christ, 14 who gave himself for us to redeem us from all lawlessness and to purify for himself a people for his own possession who are zealous for good works.
15 Declare these things; exhort and rebuke with all authority. Let no one disregard you.
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Roberta Oct 10, 2017 @ 4:19 pm
v13--looking for our blessed hope. Our hope is sure and steadfast, to be realized fully at the return of Christ. But when believers go to be with Christ, they will experience the fullness of that hope, seeing Christ face to face. What a comfort to us who are grieving the loss of precious saints in Christ.
Arturo (Gordie) Oct 10, 2017 @ 4:40 am
It’s pretty clear cut with instruction on what to do. And as mrs. Blakey pointed out rightly in yesterday’s entry, “If we are not living it out (see Titus 2:1-10), if it is not coming out of a heart devoted to God, we aren't truly understanding truth.“ And I would venture to say to myself that if I’m only a hearer and not a doer, there is no sound in love, in fact there would be a problem adhering to verse 2. And “I have become a clanging cymbal” as the apostle Paul would say (1 Corinthians 13:1). Verses 11-14 puts it in a rightly biblical perspective. Truthfully so. Thanking the Triune God for His grace alone in Christ alone. Praying to remain steadfast by the power of His Spirit.