Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Titus 1:15-16 NIV 2011

To the pure, all things are pure, but to those who are corrupted and do not believe, nothing is pure. In fact, both their minds and consciences are corrupted. They claim to know God, but by their actions they deny him. They are detestable, disobedient and unfit for doing anything good.

 

Paul authored this letter including instructions for Titus to share with the church on Crete. Those who follow Jesus have been made pure through Christ’s atoning death. 1 Timothy 4:3, “For everything God created is good, and nothing is to be rejected if it is received with thanksgiving.” The church was inundated with extraneous additions to the Gospel. 1 Timothy 4:2, “Such teachings come through hypocritical liars, whose consciences have been seared as with a hot iron.” 1 John 2:4, “Whoever says, ‘I know him,’ but does not do what he commands is a liar.’” Knowledge of God’s Truth leads to godliness.

 

Walking my third time around the block to get in another 1000 steps, I had placed this month’s Scripture on my phone for help in memorization. Rather than merely memorize, I actually claimed the Scripture as I said it and applied it to my life. First part, 1 John 1:8, “If we say we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us…” Like the people of Crete, I need to know God’s Word to radiate Him daily.

 

How does His Word lead to godliness?

 

Radiating Jesus together,

S

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