Apostle Grace Lubega
Titus 2:1-2(KJV); But speak thou the things which become sound doctrine: That the aged men be sober, grave, temperate, sound in faith, in charity, in patience.
Self-control is a mark of maturity.
When our theme scripture urges the aged men to be temperate, understand that this is not merely physical age counted by the number of years one has lived on the earth but age in the spiritual sense, counted by how much one has advanced in the understanding of the ways of God.
One aspect of self-control is in what one eats. The desire to eat everything in sight is tolerable in a child. In an adult, it is frowned upon and considered a sign of poor upbringing.
But think of this in the spiritual sense. A spiritual babe feeds on everything. Every sermon is theirs to listen to. Ephesians 4:14 says that children are tossed to and fro by every teaching and wind of doctrine.
As you grow, God expects you to have a filter on who and what you listen to. Not every teaching has the capacity to grow you. In fact, some have the ability to break what has been built in you by sound doctrine.
Learn to exercise self-control in what you feed your spirit on. This sets you a part as a mature one in God.
FURTHER STUDY: Ephesians 4:14, Hebrews 13:9
GOLDEN NUGGET: As you grow, God expects you to have a filter on who and what you listen to. Not every teaching has the capacity to grow you. Learn to exercise self-control in what you feed your spirit on.
PRAYER: Father, I thank You for this knowledge. My heart is grounded in grace and my foundation is sure. I know from whom I learn because wisdom has given me discernment and the ability to tell the difference between merely good teaching and sound teaching.
In Jesus’ name, Amen.