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They profess that they know God; but in works they deny him, being abominable, and disobedient, and unto every good work reprobate. Titus 1:16

Knowledge of God should be expressed in our actions, words, choices and lifestyle. It is not meant to be in isolation of who one is, but rather a direct source of who we are.

The alignment of ones knowledge of God and works is the strength of character of a person. Works as used in this verse connotes – lifestyle, which encompasses: – words, actions, decisions, dress sense etc.

To know God is to do the will of God on a daily as we breathe. It is to show that the excellency is of Him and never of us, we are but vessels – chosen by Him unto honour.

To know God is to be obedient every step of the way He leads us, to be a living sacrifice, acceptable and fit for the Master’s use.

Anything short would cause us to be workers of iniquity, who after all our “works” would not hear well done. It would make us people who opine that the word of God is all inclusive and changing with the times as the world changes.

They who profess knowledge not seen in their works are the defiled and unbelieving. Not so for the pure, our knowledge of God is seen in our lifestyle and our good works are qualified.

© 27th February, 2017.

Today I went on a trip and watched as choices were made by a group of people. I came to the conclusion that, who we are in one aspect of our lives, spills over to every other aspect without warning. Over the years, I have come to realise that I am a task master. With a little patience for excuses of any sort, I demand the best from people I meet.

One thing struck me firmly; it is easy to decipher the character of people by small actions. Someone who is lackadaisical towards being on time for any activity is more likely to place no honour on words they speak. Seeing that actions override the words we speak most and generally; they are truly who we are. Thus, if you are careless in one area of life, you are most generally careless in all other areas of your life.

Timing has a role to play in the way we do what we do. Should we do a noble cause at the wrong time, the timing automatically defeats the purpose of the noble cause. Thus, a noble cause is not noble all alone; the time frame in which it is carried out is a defining factor of its nobility.

© 12th February 2014