Monday, April 2, 2018

Morning Manna by Rufus Parker - 2018 April 2

“But speak thou the things which become sound doctrine: That the aged men be sober, grave, temperate, sound in faith, in charity, in patience. The aged women likewise, that they be in behaviour as becometh holiness, not false accusers, not given to much wine, teachers of good things; That they may teach the young women to be sober, to love their husbands, to love their children, To be discreet, chaste, keepers at home, good, obedient to their own husbands, that the word of God be not blasphemed” (Titus 2:1-5)

Today’s Morsel:  One of the most important aspects of Christianity is our conduct.  Everything that we do, as it relates to our ethical behavior, communications, decorum, and personal conduct reflects our self-discipline developed from our new birth.  As Christians, we are told to separate ourselves from the ways of the world. Therefore, we must conduct ourselves totally different from those who are not Christians.  Wisdom and discretion should direct our lives.  Paul told Titus that the aged women must teach the younger women how to be discrete.  They must know to be sober (temperate, clear-headed) both in body and mind; and to be wise and prudent in the whole of their conduct, both at home and while out and about.  You see, the gospel will make a person wise and discreet in the business of salvation, and also in their conduct and manners, and the discretion it gives them will put them on guard at all times, and direct them to watch against every error and every false way.

Sing: Turn your eyes upon Jesus, look full in His wonderful face, and the things of this world will go strangely dim, in the light of His glory and grace.

Thought For Today:  True wisdom produces discretion.

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