Have you ever been thinking about reading your Bible and then all of the sudden, out of nowhere a book or verse pops into your head? I love when that happens. I especially love when that happens and it is something you have read or heard time and time again, but this time it is like a lightbulb goes off. That happened to me this morning. I wasn't even reading my Bible. I was just feeding Anna Sophia, and all of the sudden Titus 2 popped into my head. So here is what I read:
1But speak thou the things which become sound doctrine:
2That the aged men be sober, grave, temperate, sound in faith, in charity, in patience.
3The aged women likewise, that they be in behaviour as becometh holiness, not false accusers, not given to much wine, teachers of good things;
4That they may teach the young women to be sober, to love their husbands, to love their children,
5To be discreet, chaste, keepers at home, good, obedient to their own husbands, that the word of God be not blasphemed.
6Young men likewise exhort to be sober minded.
7In all things shewing thyself a pattern of good works: in doctrine shewing uncorruptness, gravity, sincerity,
8Sound speech, that cannot be condemned; that he that is of the contrary part may be ashamed, having no evil thing to say of you.
9Exhort servants to be obedient unto their own masters, and to please them well in all things; not answering again;
10Not purloining, but shewing all good fidelity; that they may adorn the doctrine of God our Saviour in all things.
11For the grace of God that bringeth salvation hath appeared to all men,
12Teaching us that, denying ungodliness and worldly lusts, we should live soberly, righteously, and godly, in this present world;
13Looking for that blessed hope, and the glorious appearing of the great God and our Saviour Jesus Christ;
14Who gave himself for us, that he might redeem us from all iniquity, and purify unto himself a peculiar people, zealous of good works.
15These things speak, and exhort, and rebuke with all authority. Let no man despise thee.
Okay...am I discreet? sincere? righteous? Do I speak things that cannot be condemned? Do I keep from saying things that can't be used against me? Do I deny ungodliness and worldly lusts? AHHHH!! No! I don't! I mean, I try. But seriously, am I giving the Lord my very best? I think I could definitely try a little (or a lot) harder. I wanted to share this with everyone, since I read it and shrunk in size with every word...until I felt like a speck of dirt. Oh wait, I am just a speck of dirt.
"For he knoweth our frame; he remembereth that we are dust." Psalm 103:14