1 Timothy 3:9
Holding the mystery of the faith in a pure conscience.
The Son of God becoming flesh to serve humanity is the embodiment of service. Read Matthew 10:43-45.
Have you ever consciously asked yourself the question, “why is it that there are some things I do and other things I don’t do?” As apostle Paul reminded Timothy, we Christians have a great responsibility for what we do and what we don’t do, as it relates to our relationship with Christ Jesus and those around us. What you and I choose to do or not do certainly affects our witness for Christ.
For that which I do I allow not: for what I would, that do I not; but what I hate, that do I.
Romans 7:15 is a conflict. It’s a conflict that makes us as believers frustrated that we do not understand ourselves. You and I may find ourselves defeated, not doing what we want to do but doing what we hate to do. I believe the conflict is between two identities within us. There is something that acknowledges the law of God, and there is something within us called sin, which produced sin.
We cannot commit our lives to Christ in some areas of morality or responsibility and not in others. By living in such a double-minded way, we sin against Christ, and also against our brothers and sisters, wounding their sometimes weak conscience.
In Christ, you and I are free, but we also must make the right choice in our living. That is where the Spirit speaks to us concerning our faith.
20 For it is not ye that speak, but the Spirit of your Father which speaketh in you.
We must deny self-strength and live by faith. Knowing Christ Jesus as Savior places on us the responsibility to model the Lord’s goodness before others. Non-Christians watch us daily.
We as Christians need to care for one another and those who are lost. Holding the mystery of the faith 1 Timothy 3:9, also means sharing it with others, in word and deed.
Heavenly Father, give me the strength to live with a clear conscience by serving You through Christ’s righteousness.
Accept Our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, today. Today is the day of salvation. Now is the accepted time. You may not have tomorrow. Salvation is free. Have a Blessed Day.
Courtesy of Edward Jeffries