Megan (jehoshabeath) wrote,

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"Adorn the doctrine of God"

"Exhort bondservants to be obedient to their own masters, to be well pleasing in all things, not answering back, not pilfering, but showing all good fidelity, that they may adorn the doctrine of God our Savior in all things." -Titus 2:9-10

"Adorn" the doctrine of our God... This phrase struck me when I read it, but I couldn't quite understand what it meant. In Sunday school, we learned that the word "adorn" comes from the Greek word "kosmeo." Kosmeo can be translated as "trim" or "adorn." In Greek it is used to describe the trimming of candle wicks. Before trimming the wicks, candles burn inefficiently with a strong flicker that makes it hard to read by. After being trimmed, they are ready to burn well with a steady and even light.

Likewise, we ought to treat the word of God with an attitude of preparation. We should read it, study it, and apply it. When we do so, we "adorn" the doctrine of God and God's word can shine as a strong, pure light in and through our lives. God wants us to shine, so let's turn our face toward the Light by turning to His Word!
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