Verse of the Day on Titus

Titus 1:1

Titus 1:1

Paul wrote three pastoral epistles, the shortest of which was sent to Titus, his fellow bond-servant in the Lord. It reiterates much of the content in first Timothy and lays important emphasis of the doctrine of grace and its necessary relationship to godliness and good works.

No doubt Titus read and re-read this brief letter many times over, in order to extract all its nuggets of truth, and to store in his heart its significant read more...

Titus 1:2

Titus 1:2

Like his letters to Timothy this epistle to Titus outlines 1) the qualification of elders; 2)the characteristics of false teachers and 3) the godly behaviour that should be evident in the lives of all believers. And like so many of Paul's writings his main focus was to further the gospel of Jesus Christ, and to equip the saints in sound doctrine - so that they would be enabled to grow in their own spiritual understanding of the glorious gospel of grace and to read more...

Titus 1:4

Titus 1:4

It is always a joy when a man or woman trusts in Christ as their Saviour and sets out on their life-journey with Jesus at the helm, but what a thrill it must have been for Paul when Titus, his true son in the common faith, was ready to take on full responsibility for the establishment of the Christian churches throughout the Isle of Crete. 

It is at the start of his letter that Paul identifies his relationship with read more...

Titus 1:5

Titus 1:5

Titus was Paul’s spiritual son, in the common faith. He was a valuable assistant, who was entrusted to oversee the establishment of the Church in the island of Crete. Titus was to appoint godly elders, who were equipped to maintain doctrinal purity, and support those in their care.

We discover that wherever Paul founded a Christian Church.. false teachers quickly infiltrated the congregation and false doctrines were rapidly introduced, to undermine read more...

Titus 1:6

Titus 1:6

Paul was commanded by God, our Saviour, to carry out a unique mission, as Christ's apostle to the gentiles.. and he chose certain men to have oversight of the setting up of local churches, around Asia Minor.

Those first few years must have been quite problematic, as the fledgling Church sought to establish itself. They did not have the benefit of the written New Testament. Nevertheless, they received certain mysteries from the read more...

Titus 1:7

Titus 1:7

Paul was a bondservant of the Lord Jesus Christ, and his calling as God's appointed apostle to the Gentiles was to furnish the elect of God with a knowledge of the truth of the glorious gospel of Christ.. and to equip believers with godly attributes - which give glory to our Father in heaven.

Titus was a young man, who like Timothy demonstrated some special spiritual characteristics, and which had proved himself to be a read more...

Titus 1:8

Titus 1:8

The goal of Paul's ministry was to spread the gospel of Christ and its salvation message to many people; to give godly instruction to those that were saved by grace through faith in Christ and to remind pastors and teachers to preach the Word of God, in season and out of season.. and to correct, rebuke and encourage the flock of God - with great patience and careful instruction.

But Paul also knew that there were many unscrupulous read more...

Titus 1:9

Titus 1:9

The qualities that Paul lists for church elders and spiritual leaders are those to which every godly man should aspire. Not only are they called to be even-tempered in their dealings with others, honourable in all aspects of their home life, self-restrained in their business and financial dealings and hospitable towards others but they are instructed to stand firm in the faith; to hold fast to sound biblical doctrine; to be able to exhort and encourage others in read more...

Titus 1:10

Titus 1:10

Wherever gospel seeds of truth are sown it is never long before the destructive tares of false doctrine are sure to be quickly spawned, and Paul, in his letter to Titus, is quick to respond with wise advice to his fellow-worker on the Isle of Crete.. and offer Christian encouragement to this dearly loved co-labourer in Christ.

Titus was being bombarded with a range of different false teachings and destructive doctrines. Some read more...

Titus 1:11

Titus 1:11

There were many issues in the early church that Paul frequently addressed.. and in his epistle to Titus, we discover the importance that he laid on sound teaching; godly leadership; the refuting of legalism in the church and other doctrinal errors.

Paul regarded the proclamation of the Word of God.. in season and out of season, to be vital in fulfilling ones calling. He was also keen to ensure that the spiritual leadership of the read more...

Titus 1:13

Titus 1:13

To Paul was given the administration of the Church just as to Moses was given the administration of the Law, and many church-age doctrines, which had been hidden from view in times past were given to us - through the apostle Paul. To Paul was given the glorious mystery among the Gentiles, which is 'Christ in you, the hope of glory.' But as with Paul, the glorious gospel of grace was as viciously opposed in those early days of the Church, as it is in these closing read more...

Titus 1:15

Titus 1:15

Location, location, location is often the cry when looking for the right house, but context, context, context must be the call when interpreting Scripture - but how often the Word of God is taken out of context by carnal believers, religious legalists and unregenerate man alike.. distorting the good news of Christ and perverting the message of the cross and how to live godly lives.

This verse in Titus is often incorrectly used by read more...

Titus 1:16

Titus 1:16

Titus was a man that was sound in his doctrine and had been authorized by Paul to appoint church elders in every city on the island of Crete. These men were to be equally grounded in sound doctrine and firmly committed to safeguarding biblical truth in their local assemblies.

Paul was also concerned that the appointed elders were equipped to identify false, unscrupulous or ignorant teachers and to be prepared to challenge any read more...

Titus 2:1

Titus 2:1

Timothy was told to preach the word, in season and out of season. He was also instructed to reprove, rebuke, exhort and encourage the flock of Christ in two particular ways - 1) with all long-suffering and 2) with sound doctrine. And here we find Titus having the same instruction and being reminded of the critical importance of heathy teaching and sound doctrine.

Earlier in his epistle to Titus.. Paul described the qualifications, read more...

Titus 2:1

Titus 2:1

Both Timothy and Titus were young pastors who were exhorted to preach the word and warned of the dangers of false teachers and unscriptural doctrines. Indeed their speech; their actions; their attitudes and even their motives were to accord to godliness - and to reflect sound doctrine and wholesome teachings - both of which are firmly anchored to scriptural facts in the Word of God

Paul was God's chosen vessel to expound read more...

Titus 2:3

Titus 2:3

Paul's life and ministry as God's chosen apostle to the gentiles was drawing to its close and yet when Paul wrote his letters to both Timothy and Titus.. he recognised the increasing problem of false teachers and heretical dogma - and Paul gave a stern warning that a time was coming when men and women would not endure sound doctrine.

Paul warned that many would profess to know the Lord and yet would deny Him by their ungodly read more...

Titus 2:4

Titus 2:4

Timothy was a young pastor, to whom Paul passed on much valuable information, about things which are fitting for sound teaching and wholesome doctrine. Not all doctrine covers issues of justification for the lost. Most of Paul's advice concerns righteous living for the saved, and gives instruction on our interactions with fellow believers. Much of his teaching is linked with our progressive sanctification, maturing in the faith and growing in grace.

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Titus 2:7

Titus 2:7

The apostle Paul sent a short epistle to Titus, who was a Greek convert to Christianity and had become a trusted fellow-bondservant of Christ. He not only accompanied Paul to the council of Jerusalem, which agreed that Gentiles do not have to become Jews.. nor do Jews have to become Gentiles – but he participated in ministry work in Corinth, Ephesus and the little island of Crete.

Titus was a trusted minister of the gospel, and read more...

Titus 2:11

Titus 2:11

The grace of God is not a formula to be discovered through scientific means.. nor is it a mechanism to be made.. or a code of practice to be adopted. The grace of God is not an invention to be created out of man's intellectual skill; technological expertise, creative ability or artistic imagination.

The grace of God appeared on earth in the Person of the Lord Jesus Christ, for He is the power of God and the wisdom of God and read more...

Titus 2:12

Titus 2:12

There are godly rules and important instructions, in the college of Christian living, which educate believers, in sound doctrine, purity of heart, and saintly behaviour. As we journey through the ups and downs of life, we are called to implement these rules for living, in each of our lives.

Older men and matrons, younger women, youths and elders, together with slaves and masters, of every race and colour, all receive a range of read more...

Titus 2:13

Titus 2:13

We are living as aliens in a foreign land for our citizenship is not of this world - we are c0-heirs of the King of Glory and our home is in heaven. We are part of the new creation in Christ and are looking for that blessed hope, and glorious appearing of our great God and Saviour - the Lord Jesus Christ. This is a right and privilege that is secured for all those who are saved by grace through faith in Christ and when He appears we shall be like Him for we read more...

Titus 2:14

Titus 2:14

Our salvation is nothing to do with what we DO but rests entirely upon what the Lord Jesus Christ has DONE. Our salvation has everything to do with Christ's merit and His finished work on the cross, but has nothing to do with with our human merit or the good deeds we may do. Our salvation is a free gift of God's grace for all who simply believe on the Lord Jesus Christ - by grace through faith in Him. Our salvation rests of the finished work of Christ on the cross read more...

Titus 3:1

Titus 3:1

Paul addressed a short, but power-packed letter to Titus, who was one of his fellow-labourers, in the spreading of the gospel of grace - particularly to the churches in the island of Crete. Having outlined the duties of church elders, and the pastoral role of those in Christian leadership, Paul exhorts Titus, and all his fellow-believers in Christ, to be subject to rulers, to obey the legislative authorities... and to be ready for every good deed, that God has read more...

Titus 3:3

Titus 3:3

This condensed book of Titus is simply a short, sharp, brisk message on salvation - but it is an important one, because it instructs us on how to deal with life. It touches on our conduct towards governmental authority and local leadership, our attitude towards society and the many unbelievers that cross our paths.

It instructs us on our behaviour towards our brothers and sisters in Christ and our responsibility towards God. It is read more...

Titus 3:4

Titus 3:4

God's highest expression of love is rooted in His eternal plan of redemption. Christ was appointed by the Father to fulfil His plan of salvation and to secure it by the sacrifice of His righteous life through the spilling of His holy blood on Calvary's Tree - all because of God's great loving-kindness, His sweet tender-compassion and His eternal goodness, grace and mercy.

There is no shadow of change in the Godhead, but it was read more...

Titus 3:5

Titus 3:5

How wonderful is the truth that we are saved and that all our sins were washed away the moment we trusted Christ Jesus as Saviour and were born from above. Salvation did not come to us because of any good deeds that we did or because we gained some merit - indeed one of the most difficult things for sinful man to accept is that Salvation is a free gift of grace from God to those who simply believe on Christ as Saviour - those who believe that He died on the read more...

Titus 3:6

Titus 3:6

It was because of God's grace and mercy that sinful man is able to be redeemed by the blood of our Lord and Saviour, Jesus Christ and our sins washed away forever, and it was in the power of the Holy Spirit that we were born from above and placed into the family of God.

When we believed in Christ as Saviour, our sins were forgiven, and we were declared righteous before God. for when we trusted Christ we were immediately given a read more...

Titus 3:7

Titus 3:7

As this epistle to Titus is drawing to a close, Paul is reminding him of the way that Christians should live their lives when we are surrounded with people that are not believers in Christ. He reminded him to be submissive to rulers and authorities and to be ready and willing to be kind and helpful to all who cross his path. He warns Titus to avoid the worldly habits of unkindly actions and deceitful words – but encourages him to live a life that reflects the read more...

Titus 3:9

Titus 3:9

‘Divide-and-conquer’ has been an effective weapon that has been implemented, since the creation of the world, and the crooked serpent – who is called the devil and Satan, is the greatest manipulator of this insidious strategy.

He used it in the garden to estrange man from God and men from women. It was his game-plan to help execute the first murder in the Bible and to crucify the Lord of glory – and he uses it today in the fields of politics, religion, family, class, race, age, read more...

Titus 3:10

Titus 3:10

Much of the book of Titus offers instruction on the conduct, integrity and maturity of spiritual leadership, both in the body of Christ and in the home. However, Paul also gives Titus some vital information on the appropriate conduct of a Christian, in this fallen world system, as we live in our local communities and interact with a wide variety of unbelievers.

Throughout the New Testament we are given helpful guidelines on our read more...

Titus 3:11

Titus 3:11

Paul gave us many faithful sayings and offered some wise instructions in his epistles, and as this short, but masterful letter to Titus is drawing to its close, Paul exhorts him to make sure.. that those that have put their faith in God, devote themselves to good actions, and are eager to do good and help other people.

Such fruit of the Spirit should be evident in the lives of all Christians, but there are also many read more...