Pristine Grace

Adorn the Doctrine of God
by Frank Tate
Adorn the Doctrine of God

Exhort servants to be obedient unto their own masters, and to please them well in all things; not answering again; Not purloining, but shewing all good fidelity; that they may adorn the doctrine of God our Saviour in all things. - Titus 2:9-10

    How does a person  “adorn the doctrine of God our Savior in all things”? (Titus 2:10) By the attitude we show to others.  Peter tells us that the believer’s adorning is a “meek and quiet spirit.” (I Peter 3:4) A believer adorns the gospel we believe by acting with a mild, gentle and quiet spirit, which is the opposite of the way of the flesh. 

    The attitude of the wicked is described in Romans 1 as full of debate (stirring up strife), being a whisperer (talking about other behind their back), being a backbiter, being a despiteful person, and being disobedient to authority. 

    A child of God can go a long way toward adorning the gospel we believe simply by promoting peace not strife, being agreeable and not arguing against everything, and by being obedient to the authority God has placed over us.  Peter said that kind of adorning attitude  “is in the sight of God of great price.” (I Peter 3:4) That kind of adorning attitude is also of great price to those who live around us too because when we have this adorning attitude we make it much easier for others to live with us.