For the grace of God that bringeth salvation hath appeared to all men, Teaching us that, denying ungodliness and worldly lusts, we should live soberly, righteously,..
A righteous life is concerned that they treat others in an equitable manner; justly; impartially.
It implies that their actions are innocent and holy in manner.
One is concerned with what is self evidently right. They apply justice in principle and in their decisions and in the execution of such.
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“That aged women . . . teach the younger women to be . . . chaste”
– Titus 2:3-5
Women need to be taught to be clean, that is, (figuratively) innocent, modest, perfect.
Chaste comes from the same word “holy” as it is used in “Holy Ghost”. The word holy (a root definition) is used here to place meaning around the word “clean“. In the dictionary, clean is defined as, “In a general sense, free from extraneous matter, or whatever is injurious or offensive.”
As to being innocent, “Free from guilt; not having done wrong or violated any law; not tainted with sin; pure; upright.” While as a moral agent, man has no real innocence. Yet his actions with regard to God’s expectations of him are to be innocent. Sin no more.
Modest. Modest comes from a Latin word which means limit. Properly, restrained by a sense of propriety; hence, not forward or bold [The sense here is to not dominate in a controlling manner. This does not deny the responsibilities of parenthood.]; not presumptuous or arrogant; not boastful; not loose; not lewd.
Perfect. To complete; to do or make through, to carry to the end. Complete in moral excellencies. “Be ye therefore perfect, even as your Father who is in heaven is perfect.” Mat 5. This has to do with intentions and very real effort.
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“For a Bishop must be . . . just, . . ” – Titus 1:8
Christian leadership requires a man to be “just.” One who is just is equitable (in character or act); by implication innocent, holy. This includes being right (as self evident). He embraces justice (the principle, a decision, or its execution.) This is something which shows and is not hidden. – Strongs The standard of measure is the will of God.
If he is equitable, he is equal in regard to the rights of persons. He will distribute equal justice; giving each his due; impartial.
To be right, “one is just; equitable; accordant to the standard of truth and justice or the will of God. That alone is right in the sight of God, which is consonant to his will or law; this being the only perfect standard of truth and justice. In social and political affairs, that is right which is consonant to the laws and customs of a country, provided these laws and customs are not repugnant to the laws of God. A man’s intentions may be right, though his actions may be wrong in consequence of a defect in judgment.” – Webster
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Whatsoever is PURE (clean (fig.) innocent, modest, perfect) Think on these things. This applies to the kind of humor you listen to, the TV programs and advertisements you watch, the magazines and books you read, the kinds of people you hang around with, and what you allow your mind to dwell on. Too restrictive you say?… The choice is between life and death. This is not an exaggeration! Romans 6:23 and Phillippians 4:8