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IN FAITH . . . to be sober, grave, temperate, sound.

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That the aged men be sober, grave, temperate, sound in faith,”
–  Titus 2:2

There are two parts to this verse. The character of aged men are to be sober, grave, temperate, sound. The outworking of these character traits are to be effected three ways.  First in faith, second in charity, and thirdly in patience.

IN FAITH.  Faith implies that one is persuaded, he has thought it through so that he has credence in the matter. The result is moral conviction regarding these beliefs. All of this has not come about in a day. He is an elder. He has come to some maturity regarding this because he has looked around in a circumspect manner. He is sober.

In faith, he acts in an honorable and respectful manner. He has true reverence regarding the truths of God and their application. He is respected in this. He is grave.

In faith, he is in control of his feelings. He is not likely to be maneuvered to disadvantage. His cognitive facilities are well established so that feelings do not control his actions for he has self control. He is temperate.

In faith, he is characterized by health. This healthiness is a growing strengthening thing. It is characterized by soundness.  He is sound.

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Aged Men be …Temperate

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That the aged men be sober, grave, temperate,”  –  Titus 2:2

To be temperate is perhaps more likely in aged men. To be temperate has to do first with the feelings. His ways are well enough established that his feelings are not so easily maneuvered to his disadvantage. His feelings are safe.

Feelings are an extension of the mind. His cognitive facilities are well enough established that feelings are better understood. Therefore he is able to establish better self control. He is moderate as to opinion or passion. By moderate, we mean that he is able to restrain, observe reasonable bounds in indulgence regarding an action or set of thoughts.

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Whatsoever is lovely!

“Whatsoever is lovely” Men sometimes don’t think in these terms. These are qualities which may invite affection or personal attachment as a matter of sentiment or feeling. There are actions and conduct which inspire such thoughts and lead to responses. We as believers need to think through how we act and what we do so that we inspire such reactions. Think on these things. Phillippians 4:9