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Titus 2

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Are there not many words being noised abroad in these days?  With the great means of communication that have been developed, words upon words are multiplied.  People can read them, people can hear them, but with all these words consider, have they made life better?  Have they accomplished a good purpose?  But you will say to Me, “But Father have you not sent your Word?”  Indeed I have, for in the beginning I spoke and My Word created and brought order.  But you know that also at the beginning My Word was disobeyed, and from that point disregarded and even discarded.  But I did not stop speaking and My Word has continued to speak.  And when it is received there is a great difference in its effect from other words.  Here you see in this portion that My servant Paul in writing to Titus recognizes the importance of that difference between what My Word accomplishes when it is truly received and what the other multitude of words may accomplish.  For in the multiplication of many words has not the world on the whole not been truly blessed by them?  But you see here that My Word not only calls for a change in the life of those who receive it, but it imparts to them the grace and the power to make that change.  Yes you see that the admonition to teach it faithfully is followed with the expectation and the promise that this grace will indeed be imparted so that those who receive it will indeed be prompted and enabled to become truly godly.  Notice the description of what that redeeming process accomplishes; it delivers from wickedness, it purifies those who are redeemed, it promotes within them an eagerness to do what is good.  It causes those who are thus motivated to influence others in the same direction; the older men towards the younger men, the older women towards the younger women, slaves or servants towards masters or employers.  Every segment of My people who live this way is enabled to have a redeeming affect on other members of the community.  And through this they become much more than people who merely receive words and who may be taught.  Yes indeed they become what My servant Paul declares in another place living letters in the midst of so many words, so many messages; the message of truly changed lives that show by contrast a pattern of life so profoundly different from the many who listen to and receive other words.  Those who receive My Word may be truly said to adorn and actually manifest its truth by how they live.  You have a living word, and as you teach it by living it you can be fully assured that its effect will be manifest.

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