"HOW SHALL WE THEN LIVE?" Francis Schaeffer

Friday, February 24, 2006

A few of my failings

2Older men are to be sober, serious, temperate, sound in the faith, in love, in endurance. 3Older women likewise are to be reverent in demeanor, not slanderers, not given to much wine, teaching what is good, 4so that they may urge the young women to be lovers of their husbands, lovers of their children, 5 temperate, pure, homemakers, good, submitting to their own husbands, lest the word of God be blasphemed. 6 Likewise exhort the young men to be sensible, 7in all respects showing yourself to be a pattern of good works; in doctrine showing integrity, dignity, incorruptibility, 8sound speech that cannot be condemned, in order that the one who is an opponent may be put to shame, having nothing bad to say about us. Titus 2nd chapter

If “sober” means not drinking, I’m okay but “serious,” “sound in love and endurance,” I think I miss the mark there. jb

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