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Different strokes make a difference

by | Apr 15, 2024 | Genuine Hope | 0 comments

Paul, a servant of God and an apostle of Jesus Christ, for the sake of the faith of God’s elect and their knowledge of the truth, which accords with godliness,  in hope of eternal life, which God, who never lies, promised before the ages began

Titus 1:1-2

“Different strokes for different folks.”

According to the McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs, the phrase means that “different people like different things.; different people live in different ways.”

In the two verses above, Pail establishes the primary theme of his letter to Titus that our “knowledge of the truth, which accords with godliness” means that what we believe about following Christ cannot be divorced from our day-to-day lives.

There is an expectation in Paul’s letters and the Bible that we march to the beat of a different drummer. Followers of Christ have different priorities and so we live life differently.

Think about the impact our lives has on others –

People without a relationship with their personal Creator are hungering for love, happiness, meaning, and fulfillment, but nothing that this planet offers can fully satisfy these longings.

In theory, Christians acknowledge that God alone can meet these needs, but in practice many believers hardly differ from unbelievers in the ways they try to have their needs met. This is because they have missed one of the most important principles of Scripture: love, joy, and peace cannot be obtained by pursuing these things as ends in themselves; they are the overflow and the by-product of the pursuit of God.

Let’s listen to Paul’s instruction to Titus and consider how we may live a life that differs in a good way.


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