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Young Men, a Pattern – in Doctrine Shewing Uncorruptness


“Young men . . . In all things shewing thyself a pattern of good works: in doctrine shewing uncorruptness, ”  –  Titus 2:6-7

It is the young man who is able to do the work of the world. it is the young man who is active. Because the Bible tells the young man to the pattern of good works, every action that he makes is a teaching opportunity among others. The word “doctrine” describes this teaching process. The word doctrine means “instruction”. Young men often do not consider themselves  being ones who give out significant instruction. But they are the ones whom God expects to teach the standard. In many locations, they are the only ones available.

According to Webster’s dictionary, instruction is “The act of teaching or informing the understanding in that which was before ignorant.”This is the illustration of the difference between a young man and the child. The young men become  instructors in their own right as they enter into manhood.

UNCORRUPTNESS:  This word indicates something which is incorruptible. It is something which is not rotted thoroughly. It does not display ruin  and decay, it is not perverted. This word displays purity.  Purity is freedom from foreign admixture  or homogeneous matter:  as the purity of water. Cleanness: freedom from foulness or dirt:  as the purity of a garment. Freedom from guilt or the defilement of sin: innocence:  as purity of heart or life. – Webster’s dictionary.

The word here used does not occur elsewhere in the New Testament. It means, here, the same as purity – that which is not erroneous, and which does not tend to corrupt or vitiate the morals of others, or to endanger their salvation. Everything in his teaching was to be such as to make men purer and better.  – Barnes Notes

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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