Jim Wilson is the retired director of Community Christian Ministries in Moscow, Idaho. He will be posting regularly, so check back in soon!

Tuesday, March 27, 2007

Doing Good

For it is God’s will that by doing good you should silence the ignorant talk of foolish men. (1 Peter 2:15 NIV)

There are three similar teachings in Titus 2. These teachings are addressed to older women, younger women, young men and slaves. Here is how they conclude:
…so that no one will malign the word of God. (Titus 2:5 NIV)

so that those who oppose you may be ashamed because they have nothing bad to say about us. (Titus 2:8 NIV)

so that in every way they will make the teaching about God our Savior attractive. (Titus 2:10 NIV)

Wouldn’t it be wonderful if…
¨ …foolish men are silent;
¨ …no one will malign the word of God;
¨ …they will have nothing bad to say;
¨ …and the teaching about Jesus will be attractive?

Check out the conditions in Titus 2.

(An excerpt from On Being a Christian by Jim Wilson)

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