Friday, January 13, 2012
"In all things shewing thyself a pattern of good works: in doctrine shewing uncorruptness, gravity, sincerity, Sound speech that cannot be condemned; that he that is of the contrary part may be ashamed, having no evil thing to say of you." - Titus 2:7-8
Your character is what you are when no one else is watching. Your character is also what you do when no one else is watching. It is amazing how much different people can be when they think they are alone and no one is watching. However, Christ is ALWAYS watching!
It would probably blow our minds if we knew some of the things that our fellow church members did in private. We have professing Christians who watch pornography in their homes when they are alone, thinking no one knows. We have professing Christians committing adultery, thinking that it is okay as long as no one finds out. Literally, we have so many people in our churches today leading double lives.
What is God trying to say to us in these verses? He is saying that He wants us to have a Godly character so that people will not be able to so anything evil against us, and if they try to that they will be ashamed because they won't have a leg to stand on. If you and I have a Godly character, it will be difficult for us to be condemned by those that would wish to speak evil of us.
If you sincerely desire to have a Godly character and to walk with God, you must, the best of your ability, be obedient to His Word and His will. Now let me say, there are going to times when you are going to fail miserably because of our flesh and sin nature. As Paul said in Philippians 4:13, "I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me." The only way you are going to have Godly character is to allow Christ to do it. The only way you can live the Christian life is to allow Christ to live it through you.
"If God can fashion the mountains, if God can keep the sun its orbit, if God can split a sea and dry the ground beneath it so an entire nation can cross, do you doubt that He can transform your character?" - Bill Hybels
Prayer For Today:
Heavenly Father, help me to be a person of integrity, let my words and deeds be a testimony to You. Help me to have a Godly character today, and always. In Jesus name, Amen!