BE AN EXAMPLE IN PURITY
///// SUNESIS OF CHRIST /////
Day 302| October 28, 2020 | Apostle Gideon C Boateng
Let no one despise your youth, but be an example to the believers in word, in conduct, in love, in spirit, in faith, in purity.
1 Tim 4:12
The last thing Apostle Paul points out for Timothy to be an example in to other believers in our opening verse is purity. Purity as used in our verse means cleanliness of life, sinlessness or chastity. In other words, Timothy should live a clean life. A life people cannot easily point accusing fingers at. A life other believers will watch and be inspired. This is a call for excellent living.
I know in our time the gospel message of grace is better understood than it has been in previous years. And now the emphasis of many teachers have shifted to salvation by grace and not by works. Now this is very great because the church is beginning to fully grasp the essence of the finished works of our Lord Jesus. The concept of sin has now been kept in the right perspective in many places and now people understand that our stand before God is purely by grace and not human effort.
This notwithstanding doesn’t in any way suggest careless living for the child of God. Grace doesn’t in any way imply careless living. Grace actually gave us a new life for a new way of living. The grace of God empowers us to live godly and shun worldly lust. Any message on grace that doesn’t conclude with the enabling force of grace in the Christian for godliness is not complete. (Titus 2:11-12)- For the grace of God that brings salvation has appeared to all men, teaching us that, denying ungodliness and worldly lusts, we should live soberly, righteously, and godly in the present age,…
Now that we understand the grace of God, we should take advantage of it to live pure lives. Our lives should be an example to the world. It is not the best when people of the world can accuse Christians for wrong living. In that case, we are not shining as the light of the world that we are. We should be known for godly living and not otherwise. Let’s take advantage of the grace of God to be examples to the world and believers.
// 🗣 SAY BY FAITH
I am an example to believers in word, conduct, love, spirit, faith and purity. My life is a motivation to everyone around me. By the way I behave, they have opportunity to encounter Jesus and know how God wants them to conduct themselves in Faith.
// 📚FURTHER STUDY
1 Tim 3:2, Phil 2:15
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1 Samuel 10-12, Luke 13:22-35
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