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verse 14: “For if in anything I have boasted to him about you, I was not put to shame; but as we spoke all things to you in truth, so also our boasting before Titus proved to be the truth.”

“You are just like your father described you!” Or, imagine a statement much like that one…it could’ve been your mother who described you, or your best friend. It’s nice to have a positive reputation, and to be able to live up to it. There is a feeling of satisfaction when someone compliments you, because you met or exceeded expectations that were communicated to the complimenter by someone else. It can also be a substantial responsibility.

It appears that the Corinthians’ “best” was shown to Titus when he visited them, and Titus told Paul of this. There is an old cliche that states: “you only have one chance to make a first impression.” As ambassadors for Christ, we need to remember that every day. Yes, we are human; no, I’m not saying put on a fake front, but we need to die to self and live for Christ in all we do every day. I have said this before and I’ll say it again…you may be the only Jesus someone sees today; let them see Him in you.

I like to remember Psalm 34:2 “My soul shall make its boast in the Lord; The humble shall hear it and rejoice.”

Have a blessed day!

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