DAILY READINGS: 2 Chronicles 20:1-37; Ezekiel 39:1-29; John 16:16-33
Likewise, exhort the young men to be sober-minded, in all things showing yourself to be a pattern of good works; in doctrine showing integrity, reverence, incorruptibility. Titus 2:6-7, NKJV
Drunkenness was forbidden by the Law (Lev. 10:9), but had become prevalent in Isaiah’s day. Drunkards pursue their own pleasures; “they do not regard the work of the Lord, Nor consider the operation of His hands” (Isa. 5:12, NKJV). In like manner today, God’s people can become intoxicated by many things and devalue what God deems noble, just and needful. May we indeed stay soberminded and prove ourselves “a pattern of good works” to properly reflect Christ to a lost world. —W. A. H.
Man created in God’s image, failed to represent Him in the earth.
Now fallen man can only bear that image, through a second birth. —WAH