But as for you, speak the things which are proper for sound doctrine: that the older men be sober, reverent, temperate, sound in faith, in love, in patience; the older women likewise, that they be reverent in behavior, not slanderers, not given to much wine, teachers of good things— that they admonish the young women to love their husbands, to love their children, to be discreet, chaste, homemakers, good, obedient to their own husbands, that the word of God may not be blasphemed. Titus 2:1-5
The apostle Paul continually wrote about sound doctrine. Sound doctrine is teaching of God’s word that aligns with His word and is taught within context of that which is written. There are many today who distort the truth of God’s word for financial gain out of selfish and sinful motives.
Older believers in the body of Christ are called to set the example for the younger. Mentoring and proper discipleship should be a focal point of every ministry. Where we often fall short in the body of Christ is we fail to properly disciple and mentor.
A young new born again believer is like a new born baby. The enemy will do all that he can to try to devour and destroy what God has planned. Older believers who have walked with the Lord for sometime should live lives in accordance with God’s word. When we claim to follow Christ but our lives reflect the desires and value of the world’s system we blaspheme the name of Jesus.
We dishonor the name of Jesus when our lives fail to align with the truth of His word. Talk is very cheap and empty when not backed up by action. But when our lives align with God’s word, we truly become a vessel for His glory.