Category: Breaking the fourth

In Paul’s letter to Titus, he writes:

They claim to know God, but by their actions they deny him. They are detestable, disobedient and unfit for doing anything good.

Titus 1:16 (NIV)

Some of us may know people who profess to be Christian, but their actions say something different. Perhaps they galavant around partying and behaving much like the world. Generally, they don’t have a lifestyle that aligns with being a disciple of Christ. We could say that their actions don’t reveal knowledge of God. Can we say that such individuals aren’t really Christians? Can we apply the description found in this verse to them?

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I have some notes on 2 Timothy that I’d like to share today.

Reflect on what I am saying, for the Lord will give you insight into all this.

2 Timothy 2:7 (NIV)

There are times when we just need to be still and reflect. When we read the Bible, that’s a good thing. When we read the Bible and reflect on what it says, that’s a better thing. Finally, when we read the Bible and do what it says, that is the best thing.

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On July 16, 1969, the Apollo 11 spacecraft launched from the Kennedy Space Center on Merritt Island, Florida. The mission could have been aborted at any time before the rocket fired, launching the craft toward the moon. However, once those rockets fired, the crew of Apollo 11 was committed to completing the mission. They had reached a point where they couldn’t turn back. Forever changing humanity’s history.

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Amongst all the people I’ve read about in the Bible, I think one of the people I’d really like to meet is Jonah because he strikes me as a regular guy. When I think of some other prophets like Jeremiah and Isaiah, I get the sense that they were very devout men of God who asked God, “How high?” when he told them to jump. Not Jonah.

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