Owning a house is an important responsibility. Just as important is regular maintenance to make sure the structure is sound.
Paul is the only one in the Bible that speaks about “sound doctrine” (1 Tim 1:10; 2 Tim 4:3; Titus 1:9; Titus 2:1).
It was important not only for Paul to communicate this doctrine, but for it to be maintained and tested. It must remain sound.
If any part of this message is corrupted or decayed then the teaching of salvation in the church would suffer and could be lost to decay.
Paul specifically calls elders to lead in this responsibility, because they have lived long enough to see what happens when doctrine starts to crack and the floors start to warp (Titus 2:2).
Knowing right doctrine is important. Just as important is periodically tapping the pillars, and checking the foundation, to make sure our doctrine is sound and secure.
“Speak thou the things which become sound doctrine” – Titus 2:1
For His glory,
Justin “just checking” Johnson