Thursday, September 10, 2009

Teach young men to be self-controlled

Titus 2:6-8 (ESV)
Likewise, urge the younger men to be self-controlled. [7] Show yourself in all respects to be a model of good works, and in your teaching show integrity, dignity, [8] and sound speech that cannot be condemned, so that an opponent may be put to shame, having nothing evil to say about us.

Titus is told to urge younger men to be self-controlled. He is to put himself up as a model of good work. Young men are prone to being rash, and not that self-controlled. There is a reason that the military is full of young men, and that units often pride themselves on less then great behavior, drinking, fighting, and sexual conquest. (The military really isn’t a place for younger women. I don’t want to disparage the young women who do serve. Many of them are able to do so without compromising themselves. However, there is immense pressure for them to do so. It is not a healthy environment for young women neither will it ever be so. I think it is the largest sign of the decay in our society also, that we send young women into harms way, where they are expected to defend good for nothing boys back home that can’t tear themselves from video games.) Teach young men to be self-controlled. Teach them, in other words, to be men.


Steve Martin said...

Our entire society is geared to keeping people from growing up (or so it often seems).

Tough task, but we must tell people that God does not wish them to remain kids, but to grow up. And we expect that of them as well.

Speaking of I to expect to pick you up this evening in L.B. 5:40??

Anonymous said...

Bror, Sept. 9th was Kaden Jaffe's
1st Birthday....can you believe its been a year, also, Sonia had her 34th Birthday on Aug. 30th....God Bless- J. Jaffe