Blunt in the Bible

Lead Like Jesus are devotionals I receive in my email. They become part of my daily reminders to pray and grow to be more like Jesus. Read Transformed here.  Before I can tell people about Jesus and partner with the church in bringing more to know Christ, I must dig deeper in His Word. These are just one of many ways I worship during the week. This week I studied Titus in the above devotional and enjoyed a thorough teaching of Titus 1 mid-week.

For the grace of God has been revealed, bringing salvation to all people. And we are instructed to turn from godless living and sinful pleasures. We should live in this evil world with wisdom, righteousness, and devotion to God, while we look forward with hope to that wonderful day when the glory of our great God and Savior, Jesus Christ, will be revealed. He gave his life to free us from every kind of sin, to cleanse us, and to make us his very own people, totally committed to doing good deeds. —Titus 2:11-14

I am a slave to Christ (Titus 1). When Paul talked about being a slave, I learned about these other references (Deut. 15:17Exodus 21:5-6). I also learned that Paul was tactless and blunt, too. God loved him. Paul didn’t mince words. Lord, help me die to self and become the woman you wish me to be no matter how much I fight you.