Titus 1:16 They profess to know God, but in works they deny Him, being abominable, disobedient, and disqualified for every good work.
How do you know the difference between a true believer and a false one? Paul makes it clear. False Christians profess to know God, but they deny Him by the way they live their life.
Now there’s something we need to understand here. These people who deny God by their works are abominable, disobedient, and disqualified for every good work. Those who profess to know God, those who verbally claim to be a saved believer in Jesus Christ yet deny Him by living an unrighteous life, are disqualified from serving in any position in the Church. They can’t preach, they can’t teach, they can’t serve in any meaningful way. They’re disqualified.
In sports, when a player is disqualified that means they are out of the game, sent to the locker room, ejected. They can’t play. They can’t help the team. They’re useless. It’s the same with those who are disqualified from ministry. There’s nothing a disqualified person can do that’s of any value to God.
Paul was always concerned about his qualifications. He said, “But I discipline my body and bring it into subjection, lest, when I have preached to others, I myself should become disqualified.” (1 Corinthians 9:27) And Paul says also says we should have the same concern. “Examine yourselves as to whether you are in the faith. Test yourselves. Do you not know yourselves, that Jesus Christ is in you?—unless indeed you are disqualified.” (2 Corinthians 13:5)
Examine yourself. Make sure there is nothing going on in your life that would deny God and disqualify you from every good work.
Have A God Filled Week,