in case I am delayed, to let you know how people ought to conduct themselves in the household of God, because it is the church of the living God, the support and bulwark of the truth.
1 Timothy 3:15 NET
The church has a big responsibility. Paul told Timothy that the church is the bulwark of the truth.
What truth? He’s not talking about two plus two. Paul is talking about something greater. The truth found in Scripture. The truth of Jesus Christ. The truth that leads to salvation.
As a result of having the truth, there is a way that we should conduct ourselves. Paul is saying, the world is watching. They are watching to see if WE really believe what we say we believe. They are looking to see if we walk the walk.
Unfortunately, they are often disappointed.
Do you make excuses for holy living?
We can’t be perfect, but do we allow our selfishness to takeover where we should live more disciplined lives?
Our eyes need to be turned to the world. Our lives should be so filled with Jesus that they see it so easily AND want it.
Hold the truth out there and people will want it, because people are tired of what’s fake.
Lord, make me an instrument of Your glory. Help me to set the truth of Your Word out for anyone to know.