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Dec. 29 Devotion: A Common Faith Has Become Uncommon

A Common Faith Has Become Uncommon

Titus 1:4 To Titus, mine own son after the common faith: Grace, mercy, and peace, from God the Father and the Lord Jesus Christ our Saviour.

As Paul wrote to Titus here we find he talks about the common faith they shared. He goes on in verse 5 to talk about how he’d left him in Crete to set things in order and to ordain elders. They shared a common faith in their belief of the Lord Jesus Christ. You’d find many today that would tell you they “know” the Lord. You’ll come across many that will profess to be Christian and that they share a common faith with you. The problem is I’m afraid many don’t have the same common faith. Somewhere along the way the world has gotten to where it thinks that just believing Jesus existed is enough. They believe in the person of Jesus, but not Jesus as Lord and Saviour! How many co-workers or family you know that profess to be saved yet think you’re crazy for going to church every chance you can? How many so called Christians you know that thinks it’s ok to have a drink every now and then. How many of those same folks talk just like the world does? It amazes me the number of people who claim to be saved yet you can’t find them at all. What was once thought to be a common faith is now truly uncommon. Beliefs that just don’t match up. The faith I have doesn’t leave me thinking it’s ok to just go to church when it’s convenient. Following the Lord doesn’t leave me thinking it’s ok to drink every now and then. I don’t think it’s ok to just “cuss a little”. The faith I have doesn’t leave me thinking it’s ok to do the same things the world does. These are just a few things that show how what was once a common faith is becoming more and more uncommon. Which side of that do you fall on today? Would your faith and beliefs and the way you live line up closer to the Bible or closer to the world? Would Paul look at your life and think you share a common faith?

God bless you today! Bro. Josh Richardson


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