[Linux4christians] B7 - Thursday - Titus 3:1-7
dcolburn at bibleseven.com
dcolburn at bibleseven.com
Wed Apr 4 22:24:16 EDT 2012
Conduct Toward Those Outside the Church
3:1 Remind them to be subject to rulers and authorities, to be obedient,
to be ready for every good work.
3:2 They must not slander anyone, but be peaceable, gentle, showing
complete courtesy to all people.
3:3 For we too were once foolish, disobedient, misled, enslaved to
various passions and desires, spending our lives in evil and envy,
hateful and hating one another.
3:4 But "when the kindness of God our Savior and his love for mankind
3:5 he saved us not by works of righteousness that we have done but on
the basis of his mercy, through the washing of the new birth and the
renewing of the Holy Spirit,
3:6 whom he poured out on us in full measure through Jesus Christ our
3:7 And so, since we have been justified by his grace, we become heirs
with the confident expectation of eternal life."
Lord, You "poured out on us ... the new birth and the renewing of the
Holy Spirit". May I be faithful to manage my conduct outside the
fellowship of believers (The Church) so they might see You in me.
Summary & Commentary
Paul instructed Titus to teach believers to be appropriately law-abiding
so that they might earn an opportunity to share the Gospel.
He added that believers were to be grace-filled, loving, and respectful
toward all people.
Paul listed for Titus what was to be avoided:
Being enslaved to various passions and desires
Spending our lives in evil and envy
Hating one another
He reminded Titus that the Lord God "... poured out on us ... the new
birth and the renewing of the Holy Spirit"
Paul concluded that because humankind had no works of any value to earn
any of the gift of salvation through Christ -- believers were "...
justified by his grace, we become heirs with the confident expectation
of eternal life."
The Lord God did it all, we are asked to surrender the worthless in
order to receive His gift of what is beyond any earthly measure of value.
How might your fellowship more-effectively teach believers to be
grace-filled, loving, and respectful toward all people?
Believers are to be appropriately law-abiding so that they might earn an
opportunity to share the Gospel.
When have you experienced leadership that was truly grace-filled,
loving, and respectful toward all people -- regardless of physical
appearance, gender, race, or social status?
Faith in Action
Ask the Holy Spirit to which of Paul's list He wants you to work on;
foolishness, disobedience, being misled, being enslaved to various
passions and desires, spending our lives in evil and envy, hating one
Today I will partner with/surrender to the Holy Spirit as He leads me to
a more-mature walk. I will ask a fellow-believer to pray in-agreement
and to be my accountability-partner.
Be Specific ______________________________________________________
Draw nearer to the Lord and He will bless you,
David M. Colburn, DMin. MaCo
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