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Step Into Your Role


Titus 1

The apostle Paul was a well-respected, highly-honored man.  Throughout the Bible we see Paul establishing churches and instructing others on how to live a Godly life. 

In Paul’s letter to Titus, he encourages Titus to develop leaders in the church and also warns of false leaders, those who claim to know God but fail to demonstrate that by the way they act. They talked the talk, but they didn’t walk the walk. Committed to obeying God, Paul describes the lifestyle the elders of the church were to exhibit. 

Written so many years ago, Paul’s advice still speaks to us today. Titus 1:15-16 states, “Everything is pure to those whose hearts are pure. But nothing is pure to those who are corrupt and unbelieving, because their minds and consciences are defiled. Such people claim they know God, but they deny him by the way they live. They are despicable and disobedient, worthless for doing anything good.”  It is essential that we keep our hearts pure as we perform God’s work and remember our behavior reflects our values.  Paul also states the elders in the church must love all that is good, live a disciplined life, as well as encourage others by demonstrating God’s word.  If our hearts are not pure and we do not seek all that is right and wise, how can we expect those around us to follow suit?

The church is the living body of Christ; the Bible is our instruction manual. As you evaluate what God has called you to do next, remember His word and promises are true.  Keep your mind and heart pure, and step up into what is in store for you. Take assurance; God’s word never fails.


  • We all have a next step to take.  Prayerfully consider what role God is preparing you for and keep your focus on Him as you step into that role.
  • Can you recall a time in your life when you needed guidance and someone in the church knew just what to say to ease your mind?  Use that experience to help mold your character into representing Christ.

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