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Wednesday, August 15, 2007

Sobriety: the Lost Virtue

Let me leave you with a thought today from the Scripture. Titus 2:4-8 "... teach the young women to be sober, to love their husbands, to love their children, to be discreet, chaste, keepers at home, good, obedient to their own husbands, that the word of God be not blasphemed. Young men likewise exhort to be sober minded. In all things shewing thyself a pattern of good works: in doctrine shewing uncorruptness, gravity, sincerity, sound speach, that cannot be condemned; that he that is of the contrary part may be ashamed, having no evil thing to say of you."

How many young women and young men do you know who are sober? How many young women are content to be keepers at home? How many young men are sincere? Do you know twenty peers who you can describe that way? If not, what about a dozen? Less?

Do you know what that is? That is sad! Why do you think so many Christian youth jump from relationship to relationship? Could it be that they are insincere and look down on sobriety? I believe so, in most cases.

Look to those around you, look at yourself, and consider your spiritual condition. Are you sober? If not, Beware! Your adversary is the Devil and he walks around as a roaring lion, seeking whom he may devour.


Anonymous said...

Great points to bring up. it gets me thinking, which is a good thing.

Anonymous said...

Very good post. I know it's something we talk about as a family very often. The world's model of what a man and woman are, is far different than God's. I believe it is important for every young man and woman to search the scriptures and see what God's plan and design is and apply it.


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