Thursday, February 22 – Titus 2:7

Feb 21, 2024

In all things show yourself to be an example of good deeds, with purity in doctrine, dignified . . .

 

We use the phrase “looking up to someone” to describe seeing another person as an example of what to do and who to be. Whether we recognize it or not, we all have people we look up to. Those people are influential in our lives for good or bad as we follow their examples. Those we follow the way we live, what we desire, and even what we aspire to.

 

Those who are in Christ should be most impacted and influenced by Him. Where we used to lash out in anger, we have self-control. Where we used to get lost in despair, we have a living hope. Ephesians 2:8-10 says, “For by grace you have been saved through faith; and his is not of yourselves, it is the gift of God; not a result of works, so that no one may boast. For we are His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand so that we would walk in them.” These good deeds do not come out of our best effort or even great skill, but from a life transformed by the grace of Jesus. Our good deeds point to His work in us, not our own strength. This is what we are made for. When we live in Him and follow His direction instead of our own, good deeds overflow as the fruit of God’s Spirit at work in our lives. As He does, we give others the opportunity to “look up to Him” also.

  • Who have you looked up to? How have they impacted your life?
  • How have your actions changed as a result of following Jesus?
  • Pray and ask God to make you more into His image. Thank Him for the mentors in your life that point you to Him.
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