A Pattern of Good Works #349

Likewise, exhort the young men to be sober-minded, 7  in all things showing yourself to be a pattern of good works; in doctrine showing integrity, reverence, incorruptibility, 8  sound speech that cannot be condemned, that one who is an opponent may be ashamed, having nothing evil to say of you. (Titus 2:6-8 )

It is a tremendously important opportunity and responsibility to set an example for others. Young men are here exhorted to accept the challenge to order their minds and conduct in ways that impact those around them for truth and righteousness. Young Christians have many peers who do not share their faith. Set an example for the unbelievers that will influence them for Christ and their salvation. Be their reason to obey and praise God; not their reason to reject Christ and His gospel.

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