Not purloining, but shewing all good fidelity; that they may adorn the doctrine of God our Saviour in all things.” (Titus 2:10)
Today’s Morsel: As Abraham Lincoln stated, “You can fool some of the people some of the time, but you can’t fool all the people all the time.” One of the things about inward and outward holiness is that what is on the inside will manifest itself on the outside. And what is usually seen outward is what is within. Paul told Titus that he should teach things that become sound doctrine, that the people may adorn themselves with the doctrine of God in all things (emphasis mine). If you are not wearing the doctrine of Christ, then who is going to believe that you are a Christian? Paul told the church at Colossi, “Put on therefore, as the elect of God, holy and beloved, bowels of mercies, kindness, humbleness of mind, meekness, longsuffering; Forbearing one another, and forgiving one another, if any man have a quarrel against any: even as Christ forgave you, so also do ye. And above all these things put on charity, which is the bond of perfectness.” (Colossians 3:12-14) If we are not wearing the gospel then we probably are not making an impact in the lives of others, nor are we making it more beautiful than what it is. When we are saved, it becomes the duty of every born-again believer to present the gospel through their lives, that others may see their good works and glorify their Father in heaven. What do you have on today?
Sing: He gave me beauty for ashes, the oil of joy for mourning, the garment of praise for the spirit of heaviness, that we might be trees of righteousness, the planted of the Lord that He might be glorified.
Thought For Today: How beautiful is the gospel in your life? (Parker)