Our Testimony-Titus 3:1-2 | International Church of Rome

Our Testimony-Titus 3:1-2

Titus 3:1-2 “Remind the people to be subject to rulers and authorities, to be obedient, to be ready to do whatever is good, 2 to slander no one, to be peaceable and considerate, and to show true humility toward all men.”

Tito 3:1-2 “Ricorda loro che siano sottomessi ai magistrati e alle autorità, che siano ubbidienti, pronti a fare ogni opera buona, 2 che non dicano male di nessuno, che non siano litigiosi, che siano miti, mostrando grande gentilezza verso tutti gli uomini.”

 

     As a believer, there are some common things that we know to do to make our testimony credible. Paul reminds Timothy to communicate to the Christians in Crete what things demonstrate a good testimony in their community. These reminders are not always easy but they lift up the name of the Lord by doing them. Most people see Jesus not by what you say but by how you live. 

     The list covers our public image as well as our private behavior. We can evaluate ourselves knowing that when we obey these reminders, we lift up the name of the Lord: Be subject to authority, obedient, ready to do good, never slander others, be peaceable and considerate and show true humility to all. Although this list is primarily focused on the believer’s testimony to the world, it can certainly apply to the church also. We sometimes feel exempt or think we can modify our conduct toward certain people. But if we are to live out the grace of God to the unbeliever, how much more should we reflect His grace to the family of God.    

Pray with me: Lord, I know that my testimony is largely based on how I live my life toward others. Remind me daily of these seven qualities in my spiritual life and help me to not just know it, but to also live it.



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