Are you the man or woman God has called you to be?” This is not a start to some religious self-help post, but rather a personal reflection based on some clear instruction from the Word of God.

The Men

  1. Provide for their families (1 Tim 5:8)
  2. Serve their employers (1 Tim 6:1)
  3. Be sensible, dignified and self-controlled (Titus 2:2)
  4. Have sound speech (Tit 2:6-8)
  5. Pray (1 Tm 2:8) Don’t be distracted by things of lesser importance

The Women

  1. Dress Discreetly (1 Tim 2:9)
  2. Care about good works (1 Tim 2:10)
  3. Learn Humbly (1 Tim 2:11-12)
  4. Live Righteously (Tit 2:3)
  5. Teach what is good to younger women (Tit 2:4-5)

These remind us of how differently the daily lives of believers are compared to the world. Excel at this as a Christian, and you’ll grow in your maturity regarding Church too.