Tuesday, May 13, 2014

WORTH - Obey

Time to return to the discussion of worth that we began a couple of posts ago. Remember, we are using Titus Two as a guiding passage to instruct us on how to be people of worth.

The W in worth stood for worship. The O stands for obey.

Titus Two begins with a verse that says: "Teach what is in accord with sound doctrine." We as Christians are to teach and obey God's instructions. His Word isn't out of date; it is the living Word of God.

First thing mentioned in the passage that we must obey is to love our husbands and children. Why would Paul even have to say this? There must have been some reason that he felt he needed to remind us to teach women to love their husbands and children.

I believe they might have suffered from the same problems many of us do. We don't always make our husbands (or spouses) and children the priority they deserve.

We find ourselves focused upon our careers or our own interests so much that we don't show our spouse or offspring that they are loved and more important. We think it is enough to just tell them that we love them. Love is an action word.

God's kind of love is shown to us in 1 Corinthians 13: "Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It is not rude, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no records of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices in the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres."

This is God's kind of love and should be the kind of love that we practice in regards to our spouses and children. Loving our spouses and children is worth much in God's eyes.

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