Paul writes, in verses 14-15, that people should do good so that they can provide for people’s urgent needs.
This is as good a reason as any to work hard.
In verses 12-13, Paul asks Titus to look out for some mutual friends.
This feels like the same kind of thing that happens today when folks from out of town come to visit.
In verses 9-11, Paul warns Titus to avoid foolish arguments. Apparently, though, it’s OK to engage in meaningful arguments.
How do you tell the difference?
In verses 4-8, Paul reminds Titus that it’s not our righteousness but God’s mercy that saves us.
In verse 3, Paul lists a long line of bad behaviors. Unfortunately, I’ve been guilty of all these.
In verses 1-2, Paul reminds Titus to live in obedience, peace, consideration, and gentleness.
- Obey rulers
- Once foolish, now saved
- Three strikes rule
- Personal greetings
In verse 15, Paul encourages Titus to teach with authority. He is not to be despised.
In verses 13-14, Paul tells Titus that we are to do good while we wait.