We are called to be different and to glorify God in the way we live. It is an evil world that will continually challenge and tempt us because we know this. We should be ready for the attacks and never be surprised by what this world offers. It says, “…we should live in this evil world with wisdom, righteousness, and devotion to God.” This takes studying and prayer so that we can grow in our understanding and our lives can continue to change to resemble Christ’s.
I love the fact that it states “devotion to God.” We all seek to be fully devoted but do we put the time in and devote ourselves to God? It is hard to let go of all the worldly things we devote to but that is why we are different. We die to ourselves and what this world shows us and we “devote” to honoring God. When we fill our hearts with the Spirit we can understand how important self-control is and how important patience is as we live every day to glorify Him.
We need to know that our example is so important because our failing helps the devil keep people from seeking. Jesus came for all people to know Him and love Him and follow Him. We need to repent and confess and then do all we can to learn from God’s word so we can show the love of Christ in all situations and in how we live. God is love and sent His Son to bridge the gap back to Him, and the Holy Spirit drives us back home when we surrender the control.
In Titus chapter 1 verse 15 it says, “Everything is pure to those whose hearts are pure. But nothing is pure to those who are corrupted and unbelieving, because their minds and consciences are corrupted.” Be pure and know the truth and be a warrior for Christ. Amen