Tag Archive | Titus

Needs Meet for Fruitfulness

Our people must also learn to engage in good deeds to meet pressing needs, so that they will not be unfruitful.
Titus 3:14 NASB

As the body of Christ called to be fruitful — that is, leading people to the cross, to the salvation found in Jesus Christ — we do well to meet each others needs so as to be fruitful for our Lord.

🌹For God’s will, purpose and glory.

Continually Seeking Him,

Sharon

No Better Living

For the grace of God has appeared, bringing salvation to all men,
instructing us to deny ungodliness and worldly desires and to live sensibly, righteously and godly in the present age,
looking for the blessed hope and the appearing of the glory of our great God and Savior, Christ Jesus,
who gave Himself for us to redeem us from every lawless deed, and to purify for Himself a people for His own possession, zealous for good deeds.
Titus 2:11‭-‬14 NASB

The “grace of God has appeared”! Appeared in Jesus Christ who brought salvation! How blessed the believer is!!

Besides salvation, Jesus came to instruct for today. “deny ungodliness and worldly desires and to live sensibly, righteously and godly in the present age,”
Jesus gave His life for us “to redeem us from every lawless deed, and to purify for Himself a people for His own possession, zealous for good deeds.” Hallelujah!!! To know Jesus and to serve Him zealously is a wonderful and joyous privilege!

For we are His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand so that we would walk in them.
Ephesians 2:10 NASB

To live for Jesus is a blessing. We walk with Him “looking for the blessed hope and the appearing of the glory of our great God and Savior, Christ Jesus,”

🌹Walking in godliness, serving God as we look for His return.

Continually Seeking Him,

Sharon

Life or Death Examination

They profess to know God, but by their deeds they deny Him, being detestable and disobedient and worthless for any good deed.
Titus 1:16 NASB

The one who says, “I have come to know Him,” and does not keep His commandments, is a liar, and the truth is not in him;
1 John 2:4 NASB

Test yourselves to see if you are in the faith; examine yourselves! Or do you not recognize this about yourselves, that Jesus Christ is in you—unless indeed you fail the test?
2 Corinthians 13:5 NASB

🌹For the mind set on the flesh is death, but the mind set on the Spirit is life and peace,
Romans 8:6 NASB

Continually Seeking Him,

Sharon

Or

To the pure, all things are pure; but to those who are defiled and unbelieving, nothing is pure, but both their mind and their conscience are defiled.
Titus 1:15‭ NASB

Perspective.
Where is your focus?
I can look at the world and be discouraged OR I can look to God and see He has a plan.
I can look to myself and be defiled by my sinful nature OR I can look to God who renews my mind and spirit.
It’s all about God.

🌹And do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, so that you may prove what the will of God is, that which is good and acceptable and perfect. (Romans 12:2 NASB)
that, in reference to your former manner of life, you lay aside the old self, which is being corrupted in accordance with the lusts of deceit, and that you be renewed in the spirit of your mind,and put on the new self, which in the likeness of God has been created in righteousness and holiness of the truth.
Ephesians 4:22‭-24 NASB

Continually Seeking Him,

Sharon

Eagerly Waiting?

For the grace of God has appeared, bringing salvation to all men,   Titus 2:11‭ NASB

instructing us to deny ungodliness and worldly desires and to live sensibly, righteously and godly in the present age,     Titus 2:12 NASB

looking for the blessed hope and the appearing of the glory of our great God and Savior, Christ Jesus,    Titus 2:13 NASB

so Christ also, having been offered once to bear the sins of many, will appear a second time for salvation without reference to sin, to those who eagerly await Him. Hebrews 9:28 NASB

🌹 Are you eagerly waiting for the great God and Savior, Jesus Christ?

Continually Seeking Him,

Sharon

What Are You Professing?

They profess to know God, but by their deeds they deny Him, being detestable and disobedient and worthless for any good deed.         Titus 1:16 NASB

What are people in the world seeing in you? Do they see themselves? Living life in discontent, fear, greed, selfishness, pride, disobedience?

Or do they see Jesus? Contentment, peace, godliness, righteousness, giving, loving, mercy, grace, obedience – the qualities of Christ living, abiding in you?

Is God’s word planted in your heart? Is He your constant companion? Are you fully aware of His presence throughout your day? Are you clothed in His righteousness? Obedient at all cost to His will, His plan, His purpose?

The one who says, “I have come to know Him,” and does not keep His commandments, is a liar, and the truth is not in him; 1 John 2:4 NASB

A sure gauge, plumbline to assess ourselves. Jesus is the Truth. If He is abiding in you then obedience to God will be evident. The Holy Spirit enables us to be obedient to His word, His commandments, His will and His purpose.

Without Him we are nothing, able to do nothing. With Christ in us we are able to be content whatever the situation, be fearless in the unknown because we are secure in the One who knows all and able to be obedient.

🌹 Are others seeing Jesus in you?

Continually Seeking Him,

Sharon