you yourself must be an example to them by doing good works of every kind. Let everything you do reflect the integrity and seriousness of your teaching. Teach the truth so that your teaching can’t be criticized.As I begin my ministry here in Upminster (officially not for a few weeks), this just seemed very personal and pertinent as I read it last night.
Anne and I are reading through the New Testament together in the evenings, and sometimes it's very easy just to let the reading pass by. To get it over and done with and put a tick in the "I've read my Bible" box, you know, the one we all keep in the back of our minds. Graciously God accepts our little foibles and still speaks, catching our attention now and then.
I'm glad he caught my attention last night.