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Titus 3

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Remind them to be subject to rulers and authorities, to obey, to be ready for every good work,

– Titus 3:1

This isn’t really the exhortation that a lot of us would like to hear. Especially for many living in an American context. We Americans are not the most submissive folks. We don’t like to be subject to rulers or authorities. But this exhortation comes up in a number of Paul’s letters. So, submissive to, and obey the authorities that govern you.

At this point you might object: “Paul must not have lived under a government like mine. My government is filled with people who don’t honor God, and sometimes totally reject Him.” To that objection there is a resounding “overruled!” The government under which Paul was living when he wrote this was one of the worst ever, ruled by a veritable lunatic, named Nero (look him up, he was crazy). And yet Paul says, “Be submissive to, and obey the authorities that govern you.”

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Enduring Word Commentary with Pastor David Guzik

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Additional Daily Devotionals

My Utmost for His Highest | Oswald Chambers

Morning & Evening | Charles Spurgeon

Titus 2

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For the grace of God that brings salvation has appeared to all men,

– Titus 2:11

Sometimes we can think that we already know this, but it is necessary to remind ourselves (I think) continually, that the grace of God brings salvation. I say that, because, even if you think you know this, there are a myriad of ways in which we can stray from this essential truth. The issue is that we can know it to be true, but live as if it isn’t. I know this, because a lot of Christians often live in a state of constant discouragement, feeling they either don’t do enough good works, or that they do too many bad.

Sure, we could do more good works, and it wouldn’t hurt to do less bad, but our standing with God is not determined by the good works we do, or the bad works we don’t. So remember, the grace of God brings salvation.

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Enduring Word Commentary with Pastor David Guzik

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Additional Daily Devotionals

My Utmost for His Highest | Oswald Chambers

Morning & Evening | Charles Spurgeon

Titus 1

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…in hope of eternal life which God, who cannot lie, promised before time began,

– Titus 1:2

It’s good to be reminded that we live in hope of God’s promised eternal life. The world can be in chaos, but God—the one who cannot lie—he Promised eternal life with Him. And in His presence is fullness of joy, and at His right hand pleasures forever more.

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Enduring Word Commentary with Pastor David Guzik

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Additional Daily Devotionals

My Utmost for His Highest | Oswald Chambers

Morning & Evening | Charles Spurgeon

Titus 3

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But when the kindness and the love of God our Savior toward man appeared, not by works of righteousness which we have done, but according to His mercy He saved us, through the washing of regeneration and renewing of the Holy Spirit,

– Titus 3:4-5

God has been kind and loving to us, through Jesus Christ. He has pardoned our sin and covered us in His righteousness. He has not given us what we deserve, and has sanctified us by the regenerating and renewing power and touch of the Holy Spirit. How can we not—in response—give total devotion through obedience, faith and witness?

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Enduring Word Commentary with Pastor David Guzik

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Additional Daily Devotionals

My Utmost for His Highest | Oswald Chambers

Morning & Evening | Charles Spurgeon

 

Titus 2

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Likewise, exhort the young men to be sober-minded, in all things showing yourself to be a pattern of good works; in doctrine showing integrity, reverence, incorruptibility,

– Titus 2:6-7

What habits and patterns in your life are exemplary and good? Have you shown yourself to be a pattern of good works? Does your life demonstrate integrity? Do people see the fruit of the Spirit in your conduct and speech?

Let you light so shine before men that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father in heaven.

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Enduring Word Commentary with Pastor David Guzik

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Additional Daily Devotionals

My Utmost for His Highest | Oswald Chambers

Morning & Evening | Charles Spurgeon

 

Titus 1

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in hope of eternal life which God, who cannot lie, promised before time began,

– Titus 1:2

We often think of ‘hope’ as an uncertain wishful thinking sort of thing. Like when someone says, “I hope I win the lottery.” They know the odds are not in their favor. But the Biblical hope, with which we stand “in hope of eternal life” is not a wishful thinking sort of hope. It is an absolute certainty, based upon the promise of God, who cannot lie.

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Enduring Word Commentary with Pastor David Guzik

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Additional Daily Devotionals

My Utmost for His Highest | Oswald Chambers

Morning & Evening | Charles Spurgeon

 

Titus 3

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Remind them to be subject to rulers and authorities, to obey, to be ready for every good work, to speak evil of no one, to be peaceable, gentle, showing all humility to all men.

– Titus 3:1-2

The “them” Paul refers to are the Christians of Crete, over whom Titus presided. What then did early Christian elders instruct there churches in? Very practical Christian values. Submit to authorities, be obedient, do good works, don’t gossip, don’t fight, be patient and humble to all. These are the high value targets we should be aiming at.

Helpful Resources

Enduring Word Commentary with Pastor David Guzik

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Additional Daily Devotionals

My Utmost for His Highest | Oswald Chambers

Morning & Evening | Charles Spurgeon

Titus 2

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For the grace of God that brings salvation has appeared to all men, teaching us that, denying ungodliness and worldly lusts, we should live soberly, righteously, and godly in the present age,

– Titus 2:11-12

God’s grace is powerful. Anyone experiences it can attest to that. And it is not only powerful to save us from the penalty and power of sin, but it is also powerful as a teacher. The grace of God teaches us how to live and walk in righteousness. Hopefully you’re enrolled in that class.

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Enduring Word Commentary with Pastor David Guzik

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Additional Daily Devotionals

My Utmost for His Highest | Oswald Chambers

Morning & Evening | Charles Spurgeon

Titus 1

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They profess to know God, but in works they deny Him, being abominable, disobedient, and disqualified for every good work.

– Titus 1:16

May we never be mere professors of God who’s lives contradict our profession.

Helpful Resources

Enduring Word Commentary with Pastor David Guzik

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Additional Daily Devotionals

My Utmost for His Highest | Oswald Chambers

Morning & Evening | Charles Spurgeon