Wednesday - October 19, 2016
Woodlawn Family Bible Study
BIBLE READING: Titus 2:1-15
You care about your appearance. You bathe regularly, style you hair, wear trendy clothes, and you may even wear a few pieces of jewelry. One of the most common pieces of jewelry is a necklace. People wear necklaces with certain charms, pendants, or amulets to add a bit of flair to their wardrobe. The Bible warns us to not go overboard with wearing these types of things, but says that our inner beauty should come from within.
However, Titus tells us about one piece of “jewelry” that God encourages us to wear proudly: “...showing all good faith, so that in everything they may adorn the doctrine of God our Savior” (Titus 2:10). Vines Expository Dictionary defines the word “adorn” as “garnish, trim or to decorate.” The lovely jewel we adorn ourselves with is the “doctrine of God,” or in other words “teaching of God.” That means when someone sees us, the first thing that they should notice is that Christ’s teaching is a major aspect of our life.
Application: Of all the jewelry we have at our disposal, the value of God’s Word surpasses all others combined. You see, this lovely piece was paid for with the blood of the Son of God. May this be something we wear with pride, keeping in mind the extreme cost.