Posted on September 29, 2019 in Daily Devotionals, September

In All Things Show Thyself a Pattern of Good Works.

KnowingJESUS Daily Devotional | September 29, 2019 – Enrich and Sustain your relationship with Jesus reading our daily devotional – In All Things Show Thyself a Pattern of Good Works.

Titus 2:7  In all things shewing thyself a pattern of good works: in doctrine shewing uncorruptness, gravity, sincerity.

Beloved., God your loving Father is a  person of integrity. He always do what He says. This virtue make God the most loving and very very unfortunate,  the most strict.
This virtue must make you tremble before God and never ever take Him for granted.  See these two  people.  Adam, and  Lot’s wife,.
1. Adam

Gen 2:15Gen 2:17. And the Lord God took the man, and put him into the garden of Eden to dress it and to keep it. And the Lord God commanded the man, saying, Of every tree of the garden thou mayest freely eat: But of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, thou shalt not eat of it: for in the day that thou eatest thereof thou shalt surely die.

Gen 3:17Gen 3:19. And unto Adam he said, Because thou hast hearkened unto the voice of thy wife, and hast eaten of the tree, of which I commanded thee, saying, Thou shalt not eat of it: cursed is the ground for thy sake; in sorrow shalt thou eat of it all the days of thy life; Thorns also and thistles shall it bring forth to thee; and thou shalt eat the herb of the field; In the sweat of thy face shalt thou eat bread, till thou return unto the ground; for out of it wast thou taken: for dust thou art, and unto dust shalt thou return.

Gen 3:23Gen 3:24. Therefore the Lord God sent him forth from the garden of Eden, to till the ground from whence he was taken. So he drove out the man; and he placed at the east of the garden of Eden Cherubims, and a flaming sword which turned every way, to keep the way of the tree of life.

God never changed His mind. He did exactly what He said, He would do to Adam  for disobedience.
Lot’s wife.

Gen 19:15Gen 19:17  And when the morning arose, then the angels hastened Lot, saying, Arise, take thy wife, and thy two daughters, which are here; lest thou be consumed in the iniquity of the city. And while he lingered, the men laid hold upon his hand, and upon the hand of his wife, and upon the hand of his two daughters; the Lord being merciful unto him: and they brought him forth, and set him without the city.

And it came to pass, when they had brought them forth abroad, that he said, Escape for thy life; look not behind thee, neither stay thou in all the plain; escape to the mountain, lest thou be consumed.
She received unmerited mercy of deliverance through the prayer of Abraham,  but was damned,  now in hell through disobedience to inconsequential commandment.

Genesis 19:29. And it came to pass, when God destroyed the cities of the plain, that God remembered Abraham, and sent Lot out of the midst of the overthrow, when he overthrew the cities in the which Lot dwelt.

Genesis 19:26. But his wife looked back from behind him, and she became a pillar of salt.

Beloved as you seriously consider what happened to these two people,  then you must attach so much importance to all the commandments of God ,most especially  this one below.  This is because it is the reason why some so called saints of God shall be found missing at eternity.  This shall never be your portion.  So attach importance to it. See it.

Ezk 3:17Ezk 3:19. Son of man, I have made thee a watchman unto the house of Israel: therefore hear the word at my mouth, and give them warning from me. When I say unto the wicked, Thou shalt surely die; and thou givest him not warning, nor speakest to warn the wicked from his wicked way, to save his life; the same wicked man shall die in his iniquity; but his blood will I require at thine hand. Yet if thou warn the wicked, and he turn not from his wickedness, nor from his wicked way, he shall die in his iniquity; but thou hast delivered thy soul.

See how the blessed Holy Spirit amplifies it.

John 8:12. Then spake Jesus again unto them, saying, I am the light of the world: he that followeth me shall not walk in darkness, but shall have the light of life.

Jesus Christ our Lord is the light to the church. He gave us exemplary lifestyle to follow.

1 Peter 2:21. For even hereunto were ye called: because Christ also suffered for us, leaving us an example, that ye should follow his steps:

The church and that is referring to you in particular.  Don’t ever forget.  Is   the light of the world.  You are the church,  the light of the world.

Mat 5:14Mat 5:16. Ye are the light of the world. A city that is set on an hill cannot be hid. Neither do men light a candle, and put it under a bushel, but on a candlestick; and it giveth light unto all that are in the house. Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father which is in heaven.

Philippians 2:15. That ye may be blameless and harmless, the sons of God, without rebuke, in the midst of a crooked and perverse nation, among whom ye shine as light  in the world;

THE  WORLD WILL  NOT  READ THE BIBLE. SO THEY  SHALL NOT BE SAVED.  BUT THEY WILL READ THE BIBLE THROUGH YOUR  EXEMPLARY LIFESTYLE,  AS THE LIGHT OF THE WORLD  AND BE CONVERTED.. You  are the epistle that the  world must read for their  conversion.

2Co 3:2. Ye are our epistle written in our hearts, known and read of all men:

Zch 8:23. Thus saith the Lord of hosts;In those days it shall come to pass, that ten men shall take hold out of all languages of the nations,even shall take hold of the skirt of him that is a Jew, saying,We will go with you: for we have heard that God is with you.

Beloved,  the reason why some believers shall be conspicuously missing in heaven,  shall be because,  the world around them perished and God will request their blood in their hands, because they failed to show good example.  See what the Bible says.

Titus 2:7  In all things shewing thyself a pattern of good works: in doctrine shewing uncorruptness, gravity, sincerity

1 Timothy 4:12. Let no man despise thy youth; but be thou an example of the believers, in word, in conversation, in charity, in spirit, in faith, in purity.

See what God said about these people.
Noah

Genesis 7:1. And the Lord said unto Noah, Come thou and all thy house into the ark; for thee have I seen righteous before me in this generation.

Job

Job 1:8. And the Lord said unto Satan, Hast thou considered my servant Job, that there is none like him in the earth, a perfect and an upright man, one that feareth God, and escheweth evil?

John the Baptist

Jn 5:33Jn 5:35. Ye sent unto John, and he bare witness unto the truth. But I receive not testimony from man: but these things I say, that ye might be saved. He was a burning and a shining light: and ye were willing for a season to rejoice in his light.

Beloved,  pause a little and be very sincere to yourself.  How will God describe your profession as a believer?  Are you a  light, ?  An  epistle through which unbelievers can read the Bible  and be saved?
Remember God wants you to be an  example through which the world around you shall be converted.  Don’t leet Him ask their blood from your hands, because of your  inability to shine as lights,  like Lot in Sodom,  before God destroyed them with fire.
BUT THEN WHEN YOU AS A SHINNING LIGHT TURN THEM TO RIGHTEOUSNESS  AND THEY ARE CONVERTED, YOU HAVE  A  PRIZED REWARD AWAITING YOU  AT ETERNITY.  This shall surely be your portion in Jesus name.

Daniel 12:3. And they that be wise shall shine as the brightness of the firmament; and they that turn many to righteousness as the stars for ever and ever.

Dearly beloved,  the scriptures reveals to believers of all ages that Jesus our Lord ,  lived  exemplary lifestyle during His earthly ministry  for them and you in particular to follow.

John 8:12  Then spake Jesus again unto them, saying, I am the light of the world: he that followeth me shall not walk in darkness, but shall have the light of life.

John 13:15  For I have given you an example, that ye should do as I have done to you.

John 17:17  Sanctify them through thy truth: thy word is truth.

Hebrews 7:26  For such an high priest became us, who is holy, harmless, undefiled, separate from sinners, and made higher than the heavens;

Believers of all ages and you in particular,  by determinedly following the  exemplary lifestyle of Jesus,  shall become light of  the world.  When you follow the exemplary lifestyle of Jesus,  you become little Christ,  called  Christian, shinning as He shined,  during His earthly ministry.

Acts 11:26  And when he had found him, he brought him unto Antioch. And it came to pass, that a whole year they assembled themselves with the church, and taught much people. And the disciples were called Christians first in Antioch.

This  shall  make you to become   good  examples for unbelievers to  emulate,  follow and be converted.

1Th 1:51Th 1:8  For our gospel came not unto you in word only, but also in power, and in the Holy Ghost, and in much assurance; as ye know what manner of men we were among you for your sake. And ye became followers of us, and of the Lord, having received the word in much affliction, with joy of the Holy Ghost: So that ye were ensamples to all that believe in Macedonia and Achaia. For from you sounded out the word of the Lord not only in Macedonia and Achaia, but also in every place your faith to God-ward is spread abroad; so that we need not to speak any thing.

This is the singular prized rewarding assignment,  that our Lord,  gave all believers,  especially you. See it.

Titus 2:7  In all things shewing thyself a pattern of good works: in doctrine shewing uncorruptness, gravity, sincerity.

1 Timothy 4:12  Let no man despise thy youth; but be thou an example of the believers, in word, in conversation, in charity, in spirit, in faith, in purity.

1 Thessalonians 2:10  Ye are witnesses, and God also, how holily and justly and unblameably we behaved ourselves among you that believe:

Dearly beloved,  is there anything your spouse ,  your children,  your parents,  your siblings,  your close and extended  family members,  your neighbours and your colleagues are  seeing and turning them to Christ?  Are you a  good example or you are compromising with them to avoid persecution?  Are you a light in their darkness?
God”s  only assignment for you is to shine as light and facilities conversion of unbelievers.  May God help you to fulfil this rewardable  mandate in Jesus name.

Luk 1:16Luk 1:17  And many of the children of Israel shall he turn to the Lord their God. And he shall go before him in the spirit and power of Elias, to turn the hearts of the fathers to the children, and the disobedient to the wisdom of the just; to make ready a people prepared for the Lord.

Revelation 22:12 And, behold, I come quickly; and my reward is with me, to give every man according as his work shall be

Friend, as you check the cloud of witnesses of saints in heaven ,  presently,  you shall discover  that they were those who shined as light,  when they were on this side of heaven.   Think of  the following saints :
Joseph :

Gen 39:7Gen 39:9  And it came to pass after these things, that his master’s wife cast her eyes upon Joseph; and she said, Lie with me. But he refused, and said unto his master’s wife, Behold, my master wotteth not what is with me in the house, and he hath committed all that he hath to my hand; There is none greater in this house than I; neither hath he kept back any thing from me but thee, because thou art his wife: how then can I do this great wickedness, and sin against God?

Daniel :

Daniel 1:8  But Daniel purposed in his heart that he would not defile himself with the portion of the king’s meat, nor with the wine which he drank: therefore he requested of the prince of the eunuchs that he might not defile himself.

Ezekiel 14:14  Though these three men, Noah, Daniel, and Job, were in it, they should deliver but their own souls by their righteousness, saith the Lord God.

Friend,  as you prepare for the dawning  rapture,  one thing that shall guarantee your readiness is your exemplary  lifestyle and  Christ likenesses.

Titus 2:7  In all things shewing thyself a pattern of good works: in doctrine shewing uncorruptness, gravity, sincerity.

1 Timothy 4:12  Let no man despise thy youth; but be thou an example of the believers, in word, in conversation, in charity, in spirit, in faith, in purity.

Philippians 2:15  That ye may be blameless and harmless, the sons of God, without rebuke, in the midst of a crooked and perverse nation, among whom ye shine as lights in the world;

1 Thessalonians 2:10  Ye are witnesses, and God also, how holily and justly and unblameably we behaved ourselves among you that believe:

Friend ,  something is reserved in heaven for us.

1 Peter 1:4  To an inheritance incorruptible, and undefiled, and that fadeth not away, reserved in heaven for you,

They are reserved for those who through their exemplary lifestyle and lips  advanced the kingdom of Christ.
The grace of God is given  primarily to believers and you in especially to accomplish this  laudable prized rewardable assignment.

Tit 2:11Tit 2:13  For the grace of God that bringeth salvation hath appeared to all men, Teaching us that, denying ungodliness and worldly lusts, we should live soberly, righteously, and godly, in this present world; Looking for that blessed hope, and the glorious appearing of the great God and our Saviour Jesus Christ;

This alone shall guarantee partaking in the imminent event. May the Lord find you faithful,  doing this singular assignment of saints in Jesus name.
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