Thursday, June 30, 2011

Teach It 2 See It

Titus 2:1
As for you, teach what is fitting and becoming to sound (wholesome) doctrine {the character and right living that identify true Christians}.

If there is ever any quality missing in someone, you care about and they are influenced by you, you must teach what you want to see in them. That’s why attending church is so important for believers because the teaching of what it means to be a Christian must be constantly ingrained upon our hearts. The gospel of Jesus Christ is counter-intuitive to what the world believes. If we are not careful we can become conformed to the pattern of this world because our minds are not being transformed through the teaching of God’s word. Our Wives start acting like Basketball wives, the husbands start acting like Charlie Sheen thinking they're winning when they are losing, our children start being disrespectful and the family as a whole disintegrates because there is no teaching.

It’s been said that once people know better they do better. People of every age must continue to be taught in order to continue to grow and evolve. Paul tells Titus that there are five groups of people he has to teach and what to teach them.

1. Older Men. Guide older men into lives of temperance, dignity and wisdom, into healthy faith, love and endurance.

2. Older women. Guide older women into lives of reverence so they end up as neither gossips nor drunks, but models of goodness.

3. Younger women. By looking at the older women younger women will know how to love their husbands and children, be virtuous (Proverbs 31) and pure, keep a good house, be good wives.

4. Young men. Urge the younger men to be self-restrained and to behave prudently (taking life seriously).

5. The teacher or yourself. But mostly show them all this by doing it yourself, incorruptible in your teaching, your words solid and sane.

Dear God,

Help me to teach what I want to see but most of all let them see it in me.

In Jesus Name,

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