Meditation: PASS ON THE BATON
Scripture Reading: TITUS 1:4-9.
Contributing Author: Amos Tukura
The faith we have as Christians is a common faith. Our stand on grace, mercy and peace should be the same because we have one source-God, the father of our Lord Jesus Christ.
Paul passed on the faith to Titus, and was asked to pass it on to those with him who will in turn pass it to others. Paul left the work half done, so that Titus could carry it.
The Christian race is like a relay, ensure you do not die with the baton in your hands, pass it on.
Verse 6-9 spelt out the qualities that a person should possessed before he or she is ordained or appointed to lead others.
Firstly, he must be blameless, a man well thought-of. People must have good impression about you as a leader. Does your name repel or attract people?
Secondly, he must be a husband of one wife. God expects leaders to be a man one wife. He should not be given to women but having control over his sexual desires and emotions.
Thirdly, he must have faithful children, not like the children of those that are unruly. His children must be believers and have respect for him and his teachings.
Fourthly, he must be a man with self-control, not self-willed, easily angered, given to drunkenness, not a bully or money hungry person.
Lastly, he must welcome people, be helpful, wise, fair, reverent, have a grip on himself and the word he preaches.
He should have impeccable character that bring him honour and joy. We may be the only Bible the world gets to read.
1. Lord make me a living epistle that all who know me will desire to know you
2. Help me to lead my family to serve you
3. Birth in me the character of Jesus Christ
I am a living epistle written by the hand of the creator; my life will show forth the praises of Him who called me into this wonderful faith in Jesus name.
Matthew 5:16 KJV
 Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father which is in heaven.