But as for you,
communicate the behavior that goes with sound teaching. Older men are to be temperate, dignified, self-controlled, sound in faith, in love, and in endurance. ... Encourage younger men likewise to be self-controlled, showing yourself to be an example of good works in every way. In your teaching show integrity, dignity, 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. ... in order to bring credit to the teaching of God our Savior in everything.(Titus 2:1-3, 6-8, 11-14, 15) NET
For the grace of God has appeared, bringing salvation to all people. It trains us to reject godless ways and worldly desires and to live self-controlled, upright, and godly lives in the present age, as we wait for the happy fulfillment of our hope in the glorious appearing of our great God and Savior, Jesus Christ.
So communicate these things with the sort of exhortation or rebuke that carries full authority. Don’t let anyone look down on you.
Wow. As I was reading through the book of Titus today, these verses in chapter 2 really stuck out and challenged me. I pray that these words from God speak into your heart and mind as well.
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