To the pure, all things are pure; but to those who are defiled and unbelieving, nothing is pure, but both their mind and their conscience are defiled. They profess to know God, but by their deeds they deny Him, being detestable and disobedient and worthless for any good deed. Titus 1:15-16
In this wonderful letter of instruction and encouragement, Paul charges Titus with leading God’s people, placing elders, and admonishing Christians to do good deeds. They are to reject the those who get caught up in genealogies, myths, and outward conformity to the law (circumcision) and pursue a pure and personal faith in Christ… to really know Him! In doing so, they, like us today, discover a freedom from the burden of the externalities that others would impose upon us, and a freedom from the power of idolatry. In essence, all things become pure, because we are pure.
How pure am I in mind and action? Does my mind and the intentions of my heart reveal a clean conscience? Am I living with a continual power from the Holy Spirit of God that allows me to remain pure?
God, I sense all of this because of You. As we begin this day, there are certainly important things to accomplish. Would you direct my steps, my conversations, and my attentions and affections. What good deed is awaiting?