20 November: Putting Opposition to Shame

When opposition is unjust and can rarely be argued against with any level of success, today’s chapter shows a mechanism for aligning Divine Wisdom with this present age, that will ultimately put opposition to shame…

READ TITUS 2  Make notes, if you’d like, of what stands out for you. Feel free to use the “Leave a Comment” box below to also write some of your thoughts.

A THOUGHT FOR TODAY:

There are times when the stories of some can bring tears to my eyes. After enduring horrific opposition and surviving their storm-filled ordeals, their stories are laden with the miracle of Grace in answer to prayer. With this in mind, today’s chapter, though written in the first century AD, holds a vital message still applicable for the 21st Century! At first glance, it could be written off as yet another set of antiquated rules. This could be true if I took an egocentric view of my Maker’s Handbook for LIFE.

Instead, what you read each day in my breadcrumbs, you’ll see that HIStory from start to finish is seen from the top down, from our Creator’s perspective above the earth. So the life-style behaviour is not about ME. It’s about who I am as a created image of Him. Any changes I make in my attitude and actions as a result of reading this first century letter to Titus, is so that no one will ‘malign’ the word of God i.e. God’s Word won’t be dishonoured because of me. [v5]  If so, then those who oppose me will be put to shame, having nothing bad to say about me. [v8] My Maker’s Holy Spirit helps me each day to change more and more so that, in every way, I’ll make the teaching about God our Saviour attractive. [v10] …Read more?… CLICK to follow “20 November – Additional Notes”

But what about your thoughts – can you tell me what today’s “breadcrumb” is? Leave a note in the “Comments” box below to tell me what you think about today’s chapter.

Wanting to talk to the One who purposefully created you to live like Him? The rest of this web page uses Jesus’ own prayer to help…[a]

THE LORD’S PRAYER:

  1. Praise: “Our Father in Heaven, how great is Your name! Your Kingdom come! Your will be done on earth as it is in Heaven…”
I’ll talk about Your loving-kindnesses, Lord, and of Your praises. According to all that the Lord has granted me, and the great goodness toward His people that He granted out of His compassion, and according to the abundance of His kind-heartedness. [Isaiah 63:7]
  1. Ask: “…Give us today our daily bread…”
  • The World: Pray for the people of Timor Leste[b]
  • Your Nation: Prison Ministries
  • Yourself: “Fruit of your Creator’s Holy Spirit” in you[c]
  • Your concerns for today
Jesus said: “Come to Me, all who are weary and heavy-laden, and I will give you rest. [Matthew 11:28]
  1. Admit: “…Forgive us our sins, as we forgive those who sin against us…”
Father God, help me not to be destroyed for lack of knowledge. If I reject knowledge, You’ll also reject me from being one of Your ‘priests’. If I forget Your Laws, I could risk You forgetting my children. [Hosea 4:6]
  1. Protect: “…Lead us not into temptation but deliver us from the evil one…”
You Lord support the afflicted, but You bring down the wicked to the ground. [Psalms 147:6]

“ For Yours Lord is the Kingdom, the Power, and the Glory for ever and ever. Amen”

When questioned, tested, tricked or in His hour of great need, Jesus spoke what was previously written in God’s Word.[d] So, the final section on this page is about memorizing the script through 10 topics. Following these will help you learn 52 portions from the bible in a year! THIS WEEK’S MEMORY VERSE: Topic = Spiritual CONFLICT

Watch out! Your enemy the devil prowls around like a roaring lion looking for someone to devour. [1 Peter 5:8]

[a] Matthew 6:9-13

[b] https://www.operationworld.org/country/timo/owtext.html

[c] Galatians 5:22-23

[d] Matthew 4:4,6,7,10; 11:10; 21:13; and 26:24,31

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