Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Making God Attractive

Titus 2:10b

Show that they can be fully trusted, so that in every way they will make the teachings about God our Savior attractive.

God is awesome and worthy to be praised. He is everything beautiful. God is not in need of a makeover. Unfortunately, it is God’s human representation that makes him seem unattractive. By the way we carry ourselves and how ugly we act sometimes it can make people not want to come to God. Maybe that’s what Grandmamma meant when she said, “God don’t like ugly.” God doesn’t like when through our ugly behavior we make the teaching about God unattractive.

For this reason Paul tells Titus to teach men, women, children, and servants how to live their lives so that they make the teachings about God attractive. Today, how you carry yourself can determine whether or not people are attracted to God. We spend more time trying to attract people to us than we do trying to attract people to God. When we live right people will fall in love with the God in you and follow you to church instead of being repelled by the hypocrisy of religion.

This is how we make the teaching about God our Savior attractive:

1. In everything set them an example by doing what is good. Verse 7. Everyday of our lives we have to set an example for what it looks like to be a follower of Jesus. We can’t teach what we don’t know and we can’t lead where we will not go. We may be the only bible that people ever read so our lives must be an open book.

2. In your teaching, show integrity, seriousness, and soundness of speech. Verse 8. It is important to study God’s word so that you can show yourself approved. When you open your mouth be sure that you know what you are talking about so that the wise of this world will not be able to refute the knowledge that God has given you through his word. We must always be ready to give an account for what we believe.

3. Show that you can be trusted by not talking back, or stealing from the people you work for. Verses 9-10. Now Paul here was talking about domestic servants but in a real sense we are all servants of God. When we are employed by anyone we should show ourselves trustworthy in the way that that we submit and serve others. Calling ourselves Christian doesn’t mean anything if we don’t act like one at work.

Dear God, you are so beautiful to me, you are everything I hoped for and everything I need. Now help me live a life that is reflective of that beauty. In everything that I say and do may it draw people to the true and living savior. Your word is a light unto my feet and a lamp unto my pathway. Today, let me live out your word so that people in the dark can see how beautiful you really are.

In Jesus Name,


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