Word of God
Man does not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceedeth from the mouth of God
The Godly Qualities That Are Required
The Epistle of Paul the Apostle to Titus 2:1, 7-8
1 But speak thou the things which become wholesome doctrine
7 In all things show thyself an example of good works with uncorrupt doctrine, with gravity, integrity, 8 And with the wholesome word, which cannot be condemned, that he which withstandeth, may be ashamed, having nothing concerning you to speak evil of.
Those of us that profess to be Christians must in all ways be a doer of good works, a doer of the word Likewise be of sober judgment and discernment. Do not digress from the word of God as we have learned it, and be prepared to use it when need be to encourage, correct and rebuke as required in daily life. Be honest, showing a proper fear of the Lord our God, and do so without being or playing the hypocrite. Be aware that the ungodly are always about watching, having their minds blinded by the god of this age. They are those who if they can, find fault in you in order to that you might become ashamed. Using of the word of God acts as a shield from the fiery darts of Satan and his own. Give no cause if possible for much depends on you oh man of God, for others to find offense. Likewise be slow to be offended. Remember we are all of flesh and blood. Finally find no occasion to speak ill of another, that being both believer and non-believer for then we become the gossips of the worst order, which leads to finding nothing good in anyone else, wherein we will emerge as legends in our own minds, instead of the humble servants that Christ requires of us.
“It incident to human nature to offend. While we are in this world, we must not expect to converse with angels or the spirits of just men made perfect; no we obliged to have a communication with creatures that are foolish and corrupt, peevish and provoking, and who are all subject to like passions such as these we must live among, else must we needs go out of the world. And have we not reason then to count upon something or other uneasy and displeasing in all relations and conditions? The best men have their defects in this imperfect sate; those who are savingly enlightened, yet knowing but in part, have their blind side; the harmony, even of the communion of the saints, will sometimes be disturbed with jarring strings; why hen should w be surprised into passion and disquiet, when that which gives us the disturbance is no more than what we looked for? Instead of being angry, we should think with ourselves thus; Alas, what could I expect but provocation from corrupt and fallen man? Among such foolish creatures as we are, it must needs be that offences will come to us all” - Matthew Henry