Pristine Grace

Adorn the Doctrine of God
Titus 2:10
by Henry Mahan

     In a recent message I read Titus 2:10 which exhorts us to "ADORN the doctrine of God our Saviour in all things." When we think of the word "adorn," usually we think of ADDING to the beauty of something. For example: "Ribbons adorned her hair." Now we can add nothing to the perfect glory and beauty of the doctrine of Christ; but to ADORN the doctrine of Christ and the gospel we believe and love is to grace that gospel WITH ITS OWN BEAUTY, to show forth the works of faith, labor of love, and patience of hope which only the gospel of Christ can produce in a person. Paul said in I Cor. 15:10, "But by the grace of God I am what I am; and His grace which was bestowed upon me was not in vain; but I labored more abundantly than they all; YET NOT I, BUT THE GRACE OF GOD WHICH WAS IN ME." The faithfulness and grace Paul manifested brought glory to Christ, whose they were!