Have Enough Courage to say NO

Paul, writing in Titus 2:11-15 tell us how to live in expectation of the return of the Lord Jesus!  We are instructed  to “deny ungodliness and worldly lusts.” (Titus 2:12)  We must say “NO”  to the  attractions of the  “world.”  What do we  mean by  “world?”  Many time in  scripture it means a philosophy that is against what God and  His word stand for.  It is influenced by  Satan, whether  those  involved  realize it or  not.

One  hymn writer  penned these  words: “The World all about me has now no allure. It’s pleasures bring pain, it wisdom is vain. I seek a foundation that’s steadfasy and sure, I’ll put Jesus first in my  life.  In all that I say, in all that I do, throughout the world of toil and strife. By day and by night, through trust in His might, I’ll put Jesus first in my life.”

All  of Paul’s instructions in Titus  2:1-10 can be  summed up in Titus 2:12. Believers must  refuse and reject any action  that lacks reverence for God.  Ungodliness means  a lack of love or total disregard for God (Rom. 1:18)

We live in an age when many totally  reject God’s influence in any area of their life; sadly some in the Lord’s Church seem to be in that “camp”  or  heading in that direction. Christians must renounce  that attitude with a  resounding “NO!” We  are always to seek His Kingdom first! (Matthew 6:33)


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