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Do People Identify You as Christian?

“But [as for] you, teach what is fitting and becoming to sound (wholesome) doctrine (THE CHARACTER AND RIGHT LIVING THAT IDENTIFY TRUE CHRISTIANS) (AMP) (Titus 2:1).

We are supposed to be easily identified as Christians by how we live. In verse 10 of that same chapter we are exhorted to be loyal, faithful and reliable; Paul tells Titus our lives should adorn or be ornaments to the things of God. In verse 12 Paul teaches us that God’s grace has trained us to have nothing to do with ungodliness and worldly desires and to be self-controlled and upright. This does not allow us to cheat, be dishonest, tell white lies, gossip etc.

In 2 Timothy 2:22 Paul further preaches that we should grow up as far as sin is concerned and aim at being like God in our thoughts and actions. We should aggressively seek to walk in faith, love and peace with all of our brothers and sisters in Christ. This is kingdom living, this is aiming for perfection (Matt 5:48). I know it seems almost unattainable, but notice it says “aim at and pursue” It’s good to have something to aim at; we’ll miss the mark from time to time but that’s better than aiming at nothing.

Remember that God is always with you and that His word and power will always enable you to do what he expects of you (Phil 1:6).



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