“I write so that you may know how you ought to conduct yourself in the house of God, which is the church of the living God, the pillar and ground of the truth.” (1Timothy 3:15)
People choose how to invest their lives and for a disciple of the Lord the focus is first of all Kingdom-centered, our lives a demonstration of outward excellence because inwardly there is order. We are passionate in prayer and our conversations carry godly wisdom weighted with truth.
Disciples of Jesus Christ live what they believe and are faithful to do according to the Word of the Lord. Disciples are disciplined, do not procrastinate or make excuses and know to keep their word—integrity makes all the difference. To the faithful you show yourself faithful; to those with integrity you show integrity.
The church is strong when disciples are strong. The church goes forth into all the world as individual disciples form a congregational lifestyle that demonstrates truth, making the Church both graceful and powerful . . . the pillar and stay, the prop and support of the Truth (Amplified Bible) . . . the foundation of the truth (King James Version) . . . the bastion of truth (The Message Bible) . . . the pillar and support of the truth (New American Standard).