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You never know who might be watching

by | Apr 17, 2024 | Genuine Hope | 0 comments

For the grace of God has appeared, bringing salvation for all people, training us to renounce ungodliness and worldly passions, and to live self-controlled, upright, and godly lives in the present age, waiting for our blessed hope, the appearing of the glory of our great God and Savior Jesus Christ, who gave himself for us to redeem us from all lawlessness and to purify for himself a people for his own possession who are zealous for good works.

Titus 2:11-14

Some may struggle with the idea of good works, but it is a matter of our motivation, isn’t it? This weekend I learned of a controversial event that took place at a men’s conference promoted by a prominent church. At the least, it was embarrassing, but there is something more at stake, because “you never know who might be watching your life” and that

In his commentary on Paul’s letter to Titus, theologian Gordon Fee suggests that the general purpose of the letter is two-fold- (1) doing good works especially (2) for the sake of outsiders.

In another place, Fee writes –

“Truly Christian conduct is not predicated on whether I have the right to do something, but whether my conduct is helpful to those about me.” 

Gordon Fee

Is my conduct helpful to those around me? Is my life capable of drawing others to Christ? A humbling, if not troubling question, isn’t it?


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