Consider This…


Consider this…by Stacy Lynn This morning as I read the small book of Titus, the verses that really stood out were from Titus 1:15-16 To the pure, all things are pure. But to those who are defiled and unbelieving, nothing is pure. Even their minds and consciences are defiled. 16 They profess that they know God, but in their deeds they deny Him, being abominable, disobedient, and worthless for every good work. – Modern English Version Keeping in mind the context and that the apostle Paul was writing to Titus to give him instruction, I found it fascinating that Paul was bold enough to point out that some who claim to be followers of Jesus were actually not because their deeds deny Jesus and that not only that, but their deeds are abominable, disobedient and worthless. The word abominable stood out because it’s not every day I see that word. So I looked it up in Greek and it’s the word βδελυκτός or better transliterated – bdelyktos. The word also means detestable and can also point to be idolatrous. And unless I’m missing something, it appears this Greek word is only used once in the Bible. I think this is significant because Paul had a reason to choose this word to describe the deeds of those who pretend to follow Jesus and yet do not obey Jesus or His teaching. In fact, Paul was so passionate about the truth, that he also wrote that these type of men are unruly, deceivers, empty talkers and that they need to be silenced. Yet, when someone like me, speaks the truth, often we’re the ones being rebuked as the unloving, unruly one. I just had someone who should know better, block me here on Facebook, because I pointed out that Jesus would never wash the feet of a homosexual, as she posted a popular meme going around here. The passage where Jesus modeled washing feet, He specifically instructed his disciples to wash EACH OTHER’s feet, not the feet of unsaved rebels who are mocking God and being disobedient to His word. Jesus taught His followers to LOVE one another, not to LOVE the world. Interestingly, BlueLetterBible pointed to one other verse from this Titus passage and that passage was Proverbs 17:15 which says… He that justifieth the wicked, and he that condemneth the just, even they both are abomination to the LORD. I find it fascinating that this is exactly what many do today. They try to give justification for those who practice abominable acts, while at the same time condemning those who are just and actually proclaim the truth. Consider what camp you’re in. I think some of you, you may fall into the abominable camp.         Comment  Share 




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