July 2, 2018
JuLY 2, 2018
Are you someone whom people find trustworthy? Paul speaks up in this passage about the character of his trusted friend, Titus. Titus was in charge of the money collected by the church. When handling church funds, Paul wanted to make sure everyone knew what precautions he was taking to make sure everything was upstanding. He put his best man, Titus on the job, because Titus’ character was unassailable.
Do we take such precautions with our own lives? Are we living in the most upstanding way we can? Are we vigilant in making sure no one can question our character?
Or do we squander our character through gossip? Through laziness? Through a myriad of sinful behaviors?
Be upstanding. Be above board. Be like Christ!
QUESTIONS FOR THE FIELD
- What would people say about your character if they knew you would never hear their answers?
- What steps can you take to rebuild damaged character?
FAMILY FIELD TALK
- What are some ways we can imitate Jesus?
Lord, you are in us and through us. Help us remember that every moment of the day. Help us put to death those characteristics of ourselves that don’t align with you. May you become greater, and us less. Amen.