Titus 2:7-8 The Message (MSG)
7-8 But mostly, show them all this by doing it yourself, incorruptible in your teaching, your words solid and sane. Then anyone who is dead set against us, when he finds nothing weird or misguided, might eventually come around.
Blessings or works are not the litmus for salvation or even being “as Christian as possible.” In fact there should never be a gauge we can look at and say with certainty “Yes, I’m good enough.” I want to be an example to others in what I do and especially what I say – as a discipline and by living by the Holy Spirit. And I can guarantee there will not be perfection in that. But there will be the joy (and other fruits) of the Lord knowing I’m striving to be like him everyday. Along with the example I cast, I want my discipline to be covered, chunked, topped and soaking with authenticity and intention.