Posted by: Bill Hornbeck | February 3, 2021

“so that they will adorn the doctrine of God our Savior in every respect.”

Today’s devotion comes from Titus 2:6-10.

“Likewise urge the young men to be sensible;  in all things show yourself to be an example of good deeds, with purity in doctrine, dignified, sound in speech which is beyond reproach, so that the opponent will be put to shame, having nothing bad to say about us.

Urge bondslaves to be subject to their own masters in everything, to be well-pleasing, not argumentative, not pilfering, but showing all good faith so that they will adorn the doctrine of God our Savior in every respect.”  Titus 2:6-10.


Today’s Scripture continues the theme of the importance of godliness in sound doctrine started by the prior Scripture.

The prior Scripture stated the goal of this sound doctrine behavior is “that the word of God will not be dishonored.”  Titus 2:5. 

Today’s Scripture likewise states the goal of this sound doctrine behavior to be “so that they will adorn the doctrine of God our Savior in every respect.”  Verse 10.

“Whoever speaks, is to do so as one who is speaking the utterances of God;  whoever serves is to do so as one who is serving by the strength which God supplies;  so that in all things God may be glorified through Jesus Christ, to whom belongs the glory and dominion forever and ever.  Amen.”  1 Peter 4:11.

“Whether, then, you eat or drink or whatever you do, do all to the glory of God.  Give no offense either to Jews or to Greeks or to the church of God;  just as I also please all men in all things, not seeking my own profit but the profit of the many, so that they may be saved.”  1 Corinthians 10:31-33.

Consider the following from Westminster Larger Catechism

Question 1:  What is the chief and highest end of man?

Answer 1:  Man’s chief and highest end is to glorify God, and fully to enjoy him forever.  

“Not to us, O LORD, not to us,
But to Your name give glory
Because of Your lovingkindness, because of Your truth.” Psalm 115:1.

“Let your light shine before men in such a way that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father who is in heaven.” Matthew 5:16.


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