A Touch of Weirdness
'Nothing weird' is a tall order for most of us. I'm a little weird. You're a little weird. Everybody's a little weird. We have our quirks. I like socks. New socks are the best socks. Sleep socks are a must. Car socks make traveling long distances much more bearable. Socks can be solid, patterned or crazy, and they should match your shirt or maybe your slacks. It definitely depends on the outfit. Socks. A little touch of Weirdness. That kind of weirdness is not what Titus is talking to us about here though. It's the weird Christian vibe that he's talking about. That way out there, kinda strange vibe, that over zealous people can portray. Being referred to as a Jesus follower, a Bible believer and/or a Christian, shouldn't equate to being weirder than the average person. We are all weird people who, just like the rest of world, put our pants on one leg at a time. We should live our lives differently because we believe, but it shouldn't make us weirder than we already were. Stay on point and live your life the way God intended. Love others and love God. Loving God should not make us weird. Being weird and misguided can lead people down the wrong path. People who don't know God or who are on the fence about 'that Jesus thing', can quickly run the other way if you're weirder than most people. Being over zealous can turn people off and distance them from the opportunity to know God. Don't be the kind of weird that people run from. Be like Jesus and draw people to you by being kind and thoughtful, loving and lovable and full of laughter and joy. Loving God doesn't mean acting CrAZy wEIrD.
'Show them all this by doing it yourself, incorruptible in your teaching, your words solid and sane.'
Show others the way to Jesus through your daily walking around life. Your every day life should reveal who you are in Christ. Solid and sane with an average amount of weirdness. Stay on solid ground and stay on message. The message your life and words should display is that Jesus is love. Not overly weird and wacky, but solid and sane. Titus 2:7 MSG "But mostly, show them all this by doing it yourself, incorruptible in your teaching, your words solid and sane. Then anyone who is dead set against us, when he finds nothing weird or misguided, might eventually come around.'"