Titus 1:15-16
To the pure, all things are pure, but to those who are corrupted and do not believe, nothing is pure. In fact, both their minds and consciences are corrupted. They claim to know God, but by their actions they deny him. They are detestable, disobedient and unfit for doing anything good.

As I read the verses above, I thought they were rather harsh. Most people don’t consider themselves pure and holy but don’t also consider themselves corrupt and impure either. If one is not pure, there certainly must be some middle-ground that God would see them by because most humans are not murderers, adulterers, thieves, criminals or anything that the law would look at as ‘out of order’ from normal society. Why does Paul go on this trip about the impure and then takes it to the next level by calling them detestable and unfit for doing anything good? What is God saying to us today?

A challenge with reading the word of God is never to take anything out of context because the context is relevant to what is being spoken. Here Paul talks about people who lead the Church astray by following myths and doctrines that are outside of the Bible and therefore misleading other followers of Christ. As far as God’s standards for man, the word of God is very clear that all human kind has sinned and fallen short of the glory of God. When we consider our lives, we may not be considered a criminal in the eyes of the world but to God, a lie, an ill thought, etc are all sinful and this is something all humans are guilty of. God’s standards are much higher than ours and therefore to be able to connect with God, we need to reach His standards which is impossible. However, Jesus Christ was sent by God, His own father, to live among us, to show us what God expected of us, and was killed because we rejected Him and after 3 days was resurrected to show that He was greater than sin and death and to those who believed in Him, He offered us a way back to God the Father through His shed blood on the cross. Are you saved by God’s abundant grace or sold to the Devil?

In His Loving Service,
ServantBoy

Titus 3:3 For we also once were foolish ourselves, disobedient, deceived, enslaved to various lusts and pleasures, spending our life in malice and envy, hateful, hating one another.

Comments
  1. Faberero says:

    God bless u for yo efforts.yo insights are life-changing and encouraging.

    • ServantBoy says:

      Faberero,
      Thank you for dropping by the blog and sharing your words of encouragement. My inspiration is the Bible and all the insights I’ve had are God ordained. Look forward to more inputs from you.
      Blessings,
      Vineet

  2. Thank you so much, Vineet, for always sharing His word . . .even the harsh parts. I love the reality that we all sin and all need Him. That leaves no loop holes or questions. Praying that pride not keep us away from all we have in Him. God bless you! deb

    • ServantBoy says:

      Debbie,
      Strangely enough, the word has been harder and more challenging by the day and God provides the wisdom for me to keep typing but I worry about how readers might receive it. When God word is sent out, it never comes back empty and therefore I praise God for the opportunity I have in sharing this with the world. Thank you for your poems that are such a blessing to many of us and I pray God’s continued leading.
      Blessings,
      Vineet

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