Posted by: Drew Wilson | March 25, 2010

Titus: The little book that packs a punch!

Titus 3:1-8

1Remind the people to be subject to rulers and authorities, to be obedient, to be ready to do whatever is good, 2to slander no one, to be peaceable and considerate, and to show true humility toward all men. 3At one time we too were foolish, disobedient, deceived and enslaved by all kinds of passions and pleasures. We lived in malice and envy, being hated and hating one another. 4But when the kindness and love of God our Savior appeared, 5he saved us, not because of righteous things we had done, but because of his mercy. He saved us through the washing of rebirth and renewal by the Holy Spirit, 6whom he poured out on us generously through Jesus Christ our Savior, 7so that, having been justified by his grace, we might become heirs having the hope of eternal life. 8This is a trustworthy saying. And I want you to stress these things, so that those who have trusted in God may be careful to devote themselves to doing what is good. These things are excellent and profitable for everyone.

I read this yesterday and WOW what an amazing truth and such a relevant one. So many great words of wisdom here: respect authority, do what is good, don’t talk bad about others because at one time you were lost and deceived as well.

This really touched me even more because I was really able to see the heart of Paul in this letter. Something I’ve always heard about but never really saw so powerfully for myself until now. Paul’s love and discipleship was absolutely inspiring.

Discipleship is something that has been on my heart lately. I feel like we all should have a “spiritual mentor” helping us learn and also have people who we are helping to mature as well. It never hurts to have that extra accountability to make sure our growth in Christ is continuing.

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