Posted by: the warrioress | February 27, 2013

Direction from Paul

Paul was the author of the Letter to Titus.

In the below letter, Paul is giving practical direction to Titus so that Titus can deal with the situation in Crete. These instructions by Paul are useful to us today.

They clarify that as Christians, we are to spend our days exhibiting “perfect courtesy” toward ALL people.

We are to be gentle and avoid quarreling. We should not be engaged in causing friction or division among one another; instead, we’re to love one another. Through this love we exhibit, we show the love of Jesus Christ and how He has changed us to the world.

I was blessed yesterday to have these scriptures pointed out to me by Sacred Struggler. I thank her for bringing them to my attention. They only drive home in my mind even more how urgent it is that we as Christians properly represent Jesus Christ. We are living examples of Jesus. If we don’t get it right, how can we expect those who don’t believe to get it?

God bless you all today and every day!

Remind them to be submissive to rulers and authorities, to be obedient, to be ready for every good work, to speak evil of no one, to avoid quarreling, to be gentle, and to show perfect courtesy toward all people. 

For we ourselves were once foolish, disobedient, led astray, slaves to various passions and pleasures, passing our days in malice and envy, hated by others and hating one another. But when the goodness and loving kindness of God our Savior appeared, he saved us, not because of works done by us in righteousness, but according to his own mercy, by the washing of regeneration and renewal of the Holy Spirit, whom he poured out on us richly through Jesus Christ our Savior, so that being justified by his grace we might become heirs according to the hope of eternal life.

The saying is trustworthy, and I want you to insist on these things, so that those who have believed in God may be careful to devote themselves to good works. These things are excellent and profitable for people.

But avoid foolish controversies, genealogies, dissensions, and quarrels about the law, for they are unprofitable and worthless. As for a person who stirs up division, after warning him once and then twice, have nothing more to do with him, knowing that such a person is warped and sinful; he is self-condemned.

— Titus 3: 1-11

The Letter to Titus within the Holy Bible is a very good reminder that we, too, can easily fall off the narrow path within the inkling of an eye and be removed from the will of God. May we all strive to behave as our Lord would have us.

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