Denying Him in Works

They profess to know God, but in works they deny Him, being abominable (detestable), disobedient, and disqualified for every good work.  ~ Titus 2:16

 

This verse is very self-explanatory.

I have met many people who represent this verse.  We all have.  You know, those who claim to be a Christian, yet they look more like the world, in their words (cussing, tearing down, gossiping), their actions (causing dissent, asserting oneself above others, being spiteful and hateful), and their thoughts (plotting to harm those who are sincere in their faith, thinking inappropriate or offensive thoughts).

This verse is a stern warning that we should take note of in two ways:

1 – Are those that I hang out with, am being taught by, or often affiliate with representing this verse? As we look at their professions vs. their actions – do they match up, or do their actions totally negate their profession?

2 – Does this verse, and it’s harsh description depict me?  Searching myself – do I honor God in everything that I say, do, think, and am?

Remembering that Jesus said, “But whoever denies Me before men, him I will also deny before My Father who is in heaven.” (Matthew 10:33), I truly believe that it’s crucial for us to make sure that we do not deny Christ – by our profession of faith in Who He is, and by our actions.

 

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