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Titus 2:6

Jun 11, 2018   //   by Charlie Garrett   //   Daily Writing, Epistles, Epistles (written), Titus, Titus (written), Writings  //  5 Comments

Monday, 11 June 2018

Likewise, exhort the young men to be sober-minded, Titus 2:6

Paul now moves from the admonishment of the older women concerning their duties, which included their instruction of the young women, to exhorting “the young men.” He gives them one direct exhortation, which is “to be sober-minded.”

The idea concerns one who exercises self-control. In this, they are to consider what God would do in regards to moderation. The young men are to keep away from extremes, and to regulate their lives in a moderate and self-disciplined way. The Greek word comes from two different words. The first is one which indicates “safe.” The second is the root of the English word for “diaphragm.” It is that which regulates life, and therefore, it is safe-regulation. Just as the body is safely controlled by our breathing, so the young man is to control his mind.

Life application: Paul will have more words directed to Titus concerning his life and conduct which are to be examples for the young men to look to. But unless they are first sober-minded, they will not even be willing to look at another person for an example of wholesome living. We must always evaluate ourselves, turning our minds to that which is good, honorable, and upright. After doing this, our eyes will be opened to examples of others we can properly emulate, thus keeping ourselves from following the wrong crowd.

Lord God, we are faced with thousands of examples of how people think we are to live each day. And the large majority of them are not wholesome or proper. And so, unless we first control ourselves through moderation and self-discipline, we won’t have a clue as to which examples are proper to emulate. Help us in this Lord. Grant us wisdom to apply Your word, and the morals contained in it, to our lives. After that, we will know to reject the bad and to pursue the good. Be with us in this, O God. Amen.

5 Comments

  • Amen to that! The forces that are rallying against us to push us off that straight and narrow path are like what we are seeing in Hawii with the volcano. Each day the volcano is getting bigger and bigger and more violent and distructive? Those that can’t see the big picture are staying with their property not realizing they are being surrounded by the lava and will soon be consumed by it because they refused the salvation that was freely offered to them to escape this. It’s all coming to a head. The moment it finally blows we still on the path will be instantly removed to the safety of our new home with the lord while those that were seduces and bullied off the path will be for the most part lost to their lust and disbelief It is a sad picture. The only silver lining I can find is we are only moments away from going to our heavenly home we are finishing this race as victors because we took that amazing gift of salvation and didn’t let anyone lead us from the path into the weeds along the side of the path. Straight and narrow with our focus on Jesus! I pray that our family and friends will wake up to the truth of salvation through Jesus before they are surrounded by the lava of lies and deception that is surrounding them! Yes we can only pray and leave them in the lords hands.

    Grace Mercy and Peace don you and yours
    God bless my friend(s)

  • BLESS GOD PRAISE JESUS! There is so much to get drunk upon in the world , it’s a wonder and great testament to HIS glory that through HIM we are able to get on the wagon,,,or straight and narrow , the GOOD SHEPHERD always there to lead us back as we call out to HIM despite our tendency to wander. May we always be convicted by the SPIRIT to call out and return to the sobriety we are meant for!

    P.s. During the update I thought a pocket attack chihuahua would be great as a comfort companion . , I would dress him with a big spike collar and a cross dangling from it and maybe a Mohawk ,or a cool bandanna , yes that would be very comforting ( I’m rough around the edges and we lost all 3 of our doggies to old age this last year;( ,,, ) they was good little doggies.

  • thank you

  • Amen Sean…..A chihuahua with a mohawk??? Ya that works they think they are the Baddest dudes around lol put spiked bracelets on their feet too Now thats a sight to behold lol

  • I have eight comfort chihuahuas. They keep me on an even keel. No mohawks on them, but my wife dresses them in the goofiest things sometimes!

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