Tuesday, February 13 – Titus 1:11

Feb 12, 2024

. . . who must be silenced because they are upsetting whole families, teaching things they should not teach for the sake of dishonest gain.

 

Every action has a consequence of some kind. If we drop a glass plate on our way to a potluck, the plate will break, the food will hit the ground, and we will no longer have a dish to contribute to the meal. But not all actions and consequences are so easily connected in our minds. We may not believe that the way we live each day impacts others as it does. We may ask, “Who does it hurt?” When we are empty talkers concerning our faith, we may think we aren’t hurting anyone, but Paul was very clear that the fallout spreads further than we want to believe. Paul said this type of living can cause turmoil in whole families.

 

James 1:22-25 echoes this truth: “But prove yourselves doers of the word, and not just hearers who deceive themselves. For if anyone is a hearer of the word and not a doer, he is like a man who looks at his natural face in a mirror; for once he has looked at himself and gone away, he has immediately forgotten what kind of person he was. But one who has looked intently at the perfect law, the law of freedom, and has continued in it, not having become a forgetful hearer but an active doer, this person will be blessed in what he does.” Being an empty talker has great fallout that hurts others, but doers of the Word will be blessed as they teach, love, and serve with the heart of Christ. Living this way is not only a benefit to ourselves but also to all around us.

 

  • When have you seen your negative actions impact others around you?
  • What does it mean to be a doer of the Word? What makes this a challenge at times?
  • Pray and ask God to help you be a doer of the Word and not a hearer only.
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