Tit 3:2 – He’s an idiot

“My boss is an idiot!” – “I hate Suzy, do you know what she just did?” – “I refuse to help, he doesn’t deserve it.” – “I can’t forgive her, her comments hurt me too much.” – Does this sound like many of your daily conversations? But note the contrast to God’s instruction – “Slander no one, be peaceable and considerate, and always be gentle toward everyone.” (Titus 3:2). God doesn’t give us commands just to make our lives difficult, he does it for our own good. We see the reason for his instruction in the next verses. “At one time we too were foolish, disobedient, deceived and enslaved by all kinds of passions and pleasures. We lived in malice and envy, being hated and hating one another. But when the kindness and love of God our Savior appeared, he saved us, not because of righteous things we had done, but because of his mercy. He saved us through the washing of rebirth and renewal by the Holy Spirit, whom he poured out on us generously through Jesus Christ our Savior.” (Titus 3:3-6). God wants us to reflect His kindness, love and forgiveness in a world filled with hate, envy, and greed. This is only possible when we allow his Spirit to wash and cleanse us and fill us with the presence of Jesus every day. Today let’s think before we speak. Open your heart to Jesus, so that at every moment you can reflect who God is to a world that so desperately needs him.