Tuesday, November 14, 2006

Sound Doctrine

Titus 2:1-8, 11-14

Titus makes a good point, we should be living our lives consistent with sound doctrine. Those who have gone through life should be able to guide those who are just beginning with theirs.

Have we lived our life with sound doctrine behind us? Did we follow it? Or do we go around telling dirty jokes. Or bed hopping just because the raging hormones in our bodies speak louder than our consciences. Do we go around lying, cheating, stealing? If we have, then we are not living sound doctrine and that places us in the way of being poor teachers of life. As we have children and live this way, we end up teaching them this too.

Is this what we truly want for our children, to bed hop, get diseases that have no cure, and die. Do we teach our children to speak in a way that is suggestive. Parents are the teachers of their children, their behaviors are a result of their upbringing. When a child is brought up with sound doctrine from a parent who has taken the time and faith to teach them, they have been given a good way of life. A life that is pleasing to God. And to think that Titus had said "that cannot be criticized, so that the opponent will be put to shame without anything bad to say about us."

It's too bad that there are so many that are criticized all because they did not have good teachers behind them; teaching them sound doctrine from those who have a solid foundation in faith. Unfortunately it seems as if our world is going in the direction of lost sound doctrine rather than being taught by parents with good morals behind them. Parents reclaim your faith, teach your children the values of life according to God. You just might change the world.


Anonymous said...

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God bless
Maria in the UK

Marie Cecile said...

Thank you for taking a look. By the way you have a wonderful site too. God Bless

Paul Anthony Melanson said...

Bed-hopping is on of the favorite pastimes in our broken society. Unfortunately, lust only leads to despair and people treating one another as instruments for sexual gratification.

Our society is obssessed with sex because our society is frozen in an adolescent mind-set which cripples personality.

Every man and woman is a child of God. When we view another as a means to sexual gratification and fail to recognize Jesus in that person, we do a great injustice to that individual and to ourselves.

My parents were married just over fifty years when the Lord Jesus called my father home. Theirs was a holy, sacramental marriage of mutual nurturing and friendship. Each thought of the other first.

Love is what our society needs. Not the unbridled lust which is a fruit of unrighteousness.

Marie Cecile said...

It's so true what you say Paul. Society thrives on sex and what it gives them, a false pleasure that is only fleeting, where people use rather than love.

i'm glad that your parents had a beautiful fulfilling relationship built on faith and love, where respect for one another was always present. Respect is part of love and those without it do not know how to love at all.

God love you