Titus 2:7-8 – in all things showing yourself to be a pattern of good works; in doctrine showing integrity, reverence, incorruptibility, sound speech that cannot be condemned, that one who is an opponent may be ashamed, having nothing evil to say of you.
Holy living should be the desire of every believer that strives to honor the Lord Jesus Christ. Paul is writing to Titus to train up young believers in the ways of the Lord. He encourages a lifestyle that is powerfully lived both in actions and in words. Living in such a way that no one can point a finger at his character, in fact quite the opposite, that by his actions and his words they would actually be convicted by the Spirit of God and their accusations would be stopped.
I encourage you today, as your Pastor, to make an impression of righteous living on those that you are closest to. This may include your children, your coworkers, your employees, your classmates or even your managers or teachers. You see, no matter what is happening right now in your life, you can still make a difference in someone else’s day by showing them the Jesus in you. Listen, you have been given a divine mission by God to impact the world around you. Jesus said “Go therefore and make disciples” by this He meant that wherever you go or whatever you do, go in the hopes of bringing others to salvation in Him. You do not do the saving, Jesus does that, but let your life be the magnet that draws others to Christ. May God empower you by the presence of the Holy Spirit and cause you to make a difference for Him.