March 14, 2019 by directorfsm
not purloining, but shewing all good fidelity; that they may adorn the doctrine of God our Saviour in all things – Titus 2:10 (ESV)
Exegesis: The entire second chapter of Titus is all about sound teaching doctrine. Paul in verse nine gets specific and is speaking to bondservants telling them to be obedient to their masters. He continues this in the verse above:
not purloining, but shewing all good fidelity; In Paul’s day servants had a variety of job and were entrusted with many responsibilities. Paul is says do not steal or take a part of what is not rightfully yours instead show complete loyalty and support.
that they may adorn the doctrine of God our Saviour in all things; literally to adorn the doctrine of God. Now that does not mean to fluff it up with modern junk, it means that their actions (speach, work ethic, etc.) should be such that they glorify God in all they do.
Application: Today we are not bondservants as such but most of us have jobs and we can and should apply the same principle that Paul speaks of here to our everyday work ethic.
Trust: Are you the go to person at work because the boss(es) know they can trust you with the most sensitive jobs? The one who is always on time, does not take extended breaks or lunches,would never think of “borrowing” something that is not theirs or talking bad about others?
Light: At work do others see Christ in you? When you make a mistake do you immediately own up to it or do you have 1000 excuses ready? Do they know you are a Christian WITHOUT you having to tell them?