Amplified Bible: “A FALSE balance and unrighteous dealings are extremely offensive and shamefully sinful to the Lord, but a just weight is His delight. When swelling and pride come, then emptiness and shame come also, but with the humble (those who are lowly, who have been pruned or chiseled by trial, and renounce self) are skillful and godly Wisdom and soundness. The integrity of the upright shall guide them, but the willful contrariness and crookedness of the treacherous shall destroy them.”
Titus 1:1-16 Paul, a bondservant of God and an apostle of Jesus Christ, according to the faith of God’s elect and the acknowledgment of the truth which accords with godliness, in hope of eternal life which God, who cannot lie, promised before time began, but has in due time manifested His word through preaching, which was committed to me according to the commandment of God our Savior; To Titus, a true son in our common faith: Grace, mercy, and peace from God the Father and the Lord Jesus Christ our Savior. For this reason I left you in Crete, that you should set in order the things that are lacking, and appoint elders in every city as I commanded you— if a man is blameless, the husband of one wife, having faithful children not accused of dissipation or insubordination. For a bishop must be blameless, as a steward of God, not self-willed, not quick-tempered, not given to wine, not violent, not greedy for money, but hospitable, a lover of what is good, sober-minded, just, holy, self-controlled, holding fast the faithful word as he has been taught, that he may be able, by sound doctrine, both to exhort and convict those who contradict. For there are many insubordinate, both idle talkers and deceivers, especially those of the circumcision, whose mouths must be stopped, who subvert whole households, teaching things which they ought not, for the sake of dishonest gain. One of them, a prophet of their own, said, “Cretans are always liars, evil beasts, lazy gluttons.” This testimony is true. Therefore rebuke them sharply, that they may be sound in the faith, not giving heed to Jewish fables and commandments of men who turn from the truth. To the pure all things are pure, but to those who are defiled and unbelieving nothing is pure; but even their mind and conscience are defiled. They profess to know God, but in works they deny Him, being abominable, disobedient, and disqualified for every good work.
They’ll know us by the way we point and stareAt anyone whose sin looks worse than oursWho cannot hide the scars of this curse that we all bare
They’ll know us by our picket lines and signsThey’ll know us by the pride we hide behindLike anyone on earth is living rightAnd isn’t that why Jesus diedNot to make us think we’re right
When love, love, loveIs what we should be known forLove, love, loveIt’s the how and it’s the whyWe live and breathe and we die
They’ll know us by reasons we divideAnd how we can’t seem to unifyBecause we’ve gotta sing songs a certain styleOr we’ll walk right down that aisleAnd just leave ‘em all behind
They’ll know us by the billboards that we makeJust turning God’s words to cheap clichésSays “what part of murder don’t you understand?”But we hate our fellow manAnd point a finger at his grave
They’ll know us by the t-shirts that we wearThey’ll know us by the way we point and stareTelling ‘em their sins are worse than oursThinking we can hide our scarsBeneath these t-shirts that we wear