Bible Study & Devotional 299
Guiding Scripture: Titus 1:11, They must be silenced because they are disrupting whole households by teaching things they ought not to teach—and that for the sake of dishonest gain.
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written by: Torrie Slaughter
Today we begin Paul’s letter to Titus, which compiles a set of instructions for ministers and what they should teach. Titus faced heavy opposition, and Paul directed him on how to handle the home churches in Crete.
The Cretian culture believed in mythology, mainly Zeus, and compared Christian religion based on these idols. Titus’s charge was to speak the truth of Christ. We, as Christ-followers, have the same mission.
In Titus 1:1-16, Paul begins the breakdown and leaves us with helpful strategies. We can ask ourselves and use Titus 1:5-9 as a tool for self-examination and when seeking the company of fellow Kingdom builders.
Having integrity, loyalty, and being above reproach are character traits that embody the love Christ wants us to demonstrate. If we control our emotions and are not arrogant, presumptuous, or quick-tempered, imagine how many people will want to hear our testimony?!
As you read, the letter to Titus thinks about the hardships he faced and why he needed to execute an action plan. It wasn’t enough to tell people what to do; Titus needed to be an example.
Prayer: Lord, you are the Most High over all the earth. We exalt you above all. Thank you for your loving kindness and patience. Amen.
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This devotional was written by Torrie Slaughter the founder of Our Given Purpose® for A Daily Purpose Bible Study & Devotional. Want to hear more? Tune in on Mondays and listen to Our Given Purpose the Podcast and on Fridays to Talking on Purpose with Torrie the Podcast & Internet Show. Torrie also hosts a YouTube channel of the same name.