“A bishop then must be blameless, the husband of one wife, vigilant, sober, of good behaviour, given to hospitality, apt to teach” 1 Timothy 3:2
God wants His leaders to be able to teach His Word to the coming generation, so His Word will still be relevant to the next generation. If this does not go on, there will come a generation that does not know the Word of God and that generation will be a tool in the hands of the enemy. The world takes its notions of God, most of all, from the people who say that they belong to God’s family. What we truly believe will show in how we act. If we say God can be trusted, but fail to trust Him, we bring a reproach on His name. It is pertinent to mention that being “blameless” not only refers to moral purity, but as we will see it also refers to doctrinal purity. The true leaders are the ones who are responsible and accountable to the people they lead. That is what leaders do, they lead, leading the people into blamelessness, being a moral example. To be blameless is basically to live like Christ. Being blameless is not just a call for the leaders of the society, but it is a call to every Christian. Every one of us, as Christians should be blameless and should be beyond reproach. Let society see Christ in us.
Heavenly Father my life is in your hand, let me not bring reproach to my life, help me to be blameless in your presence Amen
BIBLE READINGS: Psalm 15
ASAAJU TI KO NI EGAN
“Nje Bisopu je alailegan, oko aya kan, olusora, alairekoja, oniwa yiye, olufe alejo sise, eniti o le se oluko.” I Timoteu 3:2
Olorun fe ki awon asaaju ti o yan je eni ti yio le ko awon iran ti nbo ni oro Olorun, ki oro re baa le ni itumo si awon iran ti nbo. Bi bee ko, awon iran kan yio wa ti ki yio mo oro Olorun, iru iran bee, yio je irin ise lowo ota. Awon eniyan aye a maa mo iwoye eniti Olorun nse lati ara awon ti won wipe won je omo Olorun, nitori ohun ti a ba gbagbo yio farahan ninu iwa wa. Bi a ba so wipe, e je ki a gbekele Olorun, ti awa funrawa ko gbekele e, a mu egan ba oruko re. O se pataki lati so wipe “ailegan” ko tumo si wiwu iwa ti o mo nikan, sugbon gege bi a ti ri, o tun tumo si iwa mimo ti esin. Awon asaaju a maa bojuto awon eniyan ti won n dari. Ohun ti awon asaaju maa nse niyen, won a maa dari, won a maa dari awon eniyan sinu igbe aye alialegan, won a maa je apeere rere. Lati je alailegan jasi gbigbe aye bii ti Kristi. Jije alailegan, oro yii kii se fun awon asaaju nikan, bikose pe ki gbogbo onigbagbo wa ni ailegan ati ailabuku. E je ki awon eniyan ri Kristi ninu wa.
Baba mi orun, aye mi mbe ni owo re, mase je kin mu abuku ba oruko mi, ranmi mi lowo ki n le wa ni ailegan niwaju re. Amin.
BIBELI KIKA: Orin Dafidi 15