7 in every way. Offer yourself as a role model of good actions. Show integrity, seriousness,8 and a sound message that is above criticism when you teach, so that any opponent will be ashamed because they won’t find anything bad to say about us. 11 The grace of God has appeared, bringing salvation to all people. 12 It educates us so that we can live sensible, ethical, and godly lives right now by rejecting ungodly lives and the desires of this world. 13 At the same time we wait for the blessed hope and the glorious appearance of our great God and savior Jesus Christ. 14 He gave himself for us in order to rescue us from every kind of lawless behavior, and cleanse a special people for himself who are eager to do good actions. 15 Talk about these things. Encourage and correct with complete authority. Don’t let anyone disrespect you. (Titus 2:7-8, 11-15, CEB)
We need to live our lives in such a way that people see we are genuine.
This doesn’t mean we don’t mess up, but when we do we say we are sorry and work to correct injustices. We are to be models of Christ’s love to us and the world.
Are we really doing this as the church though?
How can you do this, to help others see God?