Jesus has given me a job. There are things He wants me to do. I have to decide, will I be obedient and complete the tasks.
I want to but will I?
My job is to speak out. But not just about any old silly thing. I must speak out for solid doctrine.
I need to live a life of temperance, dignity, and wisdom, in healthy faith, love, and endurance. I must have reverence so I don’t end up as a gossip or drunk, but a model of goodness.
I must focus on how to love my spouse and children, on how to be virtuous and pure, keeping a good house and being a good husband.
I don’t want anyone looking down on God’s Message because of my behavior.
I must live a disciplined life.
That is what God wants. That is the goal.