Friday, February 23 – Titus 2:8

Feb 22, 2024

. . . sound in speech which is beyond reproach, so that the opponent will be put to shame, having nothing bad to say about us.

 

Any society has norms for conduct that is viewed as acceptable or unacceptable. We know we should not yell in a library where it is obviously quiet. We understand we should drive on the side of the road designated for the direction we are trying to go. Many of these things are so ingrained that we do not even think about them. Actions like these are often public and going against them could cost us our image and safety. But there are other standards in life that we don’t take as seriously because they are more private and personal to us.

 

The call of today’s passage to live beyond reproach stretches far past actions that are visible to others; it is a matter of our heart. Living beyond reproach means taking private things like our thought life, browsing history, and integrity in our work seriously even when no one is watching. First Peter 1:17-19 says “If you address as Father the One who impartially judges according to each one’s work, conduct yourselves in fear during the time of your stay on earth; knowing that you were not redeemed with perishable things like silver or gold from your futile way of life inherited from your forefathers, but with precious blood, as of a lamb unblemished and spotless, the blood of Christ.” As a follower of Christ, your actions matter, even the ones done in secret. All of life is seen by God and is an opportunity to glorify and honor Him.

 

  • What are some aspects of your life that people do not see? How well do you glorify God in those areas?
  • Who holds you accountable to glorify God in the private areas of your life?
  • Pray and ask God to change all areas of your life to look like Him, even those not seen by others.
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