titus 2:1-15 (the message)
a God-filled life
Your job is to speak out on the things that make for solid doctrine. Guide older men into lives of temperance, dignity, and wisdom, into healthy faith, love, and endurance. Guide older women into lives of reverence so they end up as neither gossips nor drunks, but models of goodness. By looking at them, the younger women will know how to love their husbands and children, be virtuous and pure, keep a good house, be good wives. We don’t want anyone looking down on God’s Message because of their behavior. Also, guide the young men to live disciplined lives. But mostly, show them all this by doing it yourself, incorruptible in your teaching, your words solid and sane. Then anyone who is dead set against us, when he finds nothing weird or misguided, might eventually come around.
Guide slaves into being loyal workers, a bonus to their masters—no back talk, no petty thievery. Then their good character will shine through their actions, adding luster to the teaching of our Savior God.
God’s readiness to give and forgive is now public. Salvation’s available for everyone! We’re being shown how to turn our backs on a godless, indulgent life, and how to take on a God-filled, God-honoring life. This new life is starting right now, and is whetting our appetites for the glorious day when our great God and Savior, Jesus Christ, appears. He offered himself as a sacrifice to free us from a dark, rebellious life into this good, pure life, making us a people he can be proud of, energetic in goodness.
Tell them all this. Build up their courage, and discipline them if they get out of line. You’re in charge. Don’t let anyone put you down.
my goal for this blog from the beginning was to just document our daily discoveries, adventures (sometimes is just grocery shopping and sometimes a walk while being chased by neighbor dogs), videos and pictures.
not long into this blog i realized this could be luke-warm;
revelation 3:16; “So, because you are lukewarm—neither hot nor cold—I am about to spit you out of my mouth.”
or this could be relevant and real and written with the goal and mind that this be eternally significant some how. some days it is very challenging to make sure what i am doing is significant. i like to keep it balanced (my opinion of what balanced is) and not every post be overwhelmingly deep.
please know this is my intent; to be real, honest, straight-forward, dependable, solid, constant, and above all speak truth and love.
i realize that everyone has their own interpretation of these things listed above. please know i will be writing according to my interpretation. i will not cater to readers (i do not know who all reads this blog; an impossible task i’d say) and their beliefs, for this is breanna’s glimspe, not sam or jo’s, but breanna’s.
proverbs 25:16 If you find honey, eat just enough— too much of it, and you will vomit.proverbs 25:17 Seldom set foot in your neighbor’s house – too much of you, and he will hate you.