Titus 2: How To Live Righteously In Todays World.

Titus 2 is a letter from Paul to Titus, one of his children in the faith. It’s very similar to The Book of Timothy, and it mirrors our society a lot today.

What amazes me when I read the Bible, is that people haven’t changed much over the last few thousand years. Technology has obviously exploded, but we still have greed, self-doubt, and self-medication.

Basically what I stated above is that sinful nature is still in effect, unless we surrender to God and get his help to contain it.

In Titus 2, Paul gives instructions on how to teach people to live righteously, and at first, I was kind of confused. I mean shouldn’t it be obvious?

It’s obvious to us in today’s age, but back in Biblical/Roman times the lifestyle Titus was promoting went against the grain. The known world had slaves and mistresses, and basically had a follow whatever makes you happy mindset.

Living righteously, was completely unheard of. It wasn’t in their society’s DNA. So they had to be taught.

Most People don’t realize this, but the Christian Church completely transformed culture in the first couple hundred years of its existence.

Schools and hospitals were developed, slaves were freed, and children were taken care of.

People don’t understand this in our culture today, but true Christianity is loving God, and loving your neighbor. What kind of person would let their neighbor starve? Who wouldn’t run next door when you hear someone yelling for help?

This all came about because of Christianity, and our culture is losing that because we’ve walked away from Christ. Our Sinful nature and desires have been taking over, but we can’t let ourselves fall into the darkness.

We need to promote righteous teaching and Titus 2 gives us directions for that.

Titus 2: Promote Right Teaching

As for you, Titus, promote the kind of living that reflects wholesome teaching. Teach the older men to exercise self-control, to be worthy of respect, and to live wisely. They must have sound faith and be filled with love and patience.

Similarly, teach the older women to live in a way that honors God. They must not slander others or be heavy drinkers. Instead, they should teach others what is good. These older women must train the younger women to love their husbands and their children, to live wisely and be pure, to work in their homes, to do good, and to be submissive to their husbands. Then they will not bring shame on the word of God.

In the same way, encourage the young men to live wisely. And you yourself must be an example to them by doing good works of every kind. Let everything you do reflect the integrity and seriousness of your teaching. Teach the truth so that your teaching can’t be criticized. Then those who oppose us will be ashamed and have nothing bad to say about us.

Slaves must always obey their masters and do their best to please them. They must not talk back 10 or steal, but must show themselves to be entirely trustworthy and good. Then they will make the teaching about God our Savior attractive in every way.

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Here in Titus 2, Paul gives us a breakdown of different issues people fall into, and these are issues many of us struggle with today.

We need to be loving God, and let go of Our sins. True Repentance is what we need. There are many Christians in the church today, who say they love God, but hate their neighbor.

This is what the bible predicted when it says they have the look of Godliness but deny its power. That’s a dangerous place to be, you know the truth, refuse to act on it, and give Jesus a blackeye.

This is why Titus 2 is so important, we need to clean up our acts because the world is watching. They know something is different about us, but they don’t know what. And if you’re actions are the same as theirs.

What are they going to find?

Only confusion, and eventually they’ll lie to themselves, saying it was nothing, and they’ll go on their way. Never hearing the Gospel of Jesus.

I don’t wanna be responsible for that. In fact, it terrifies me because there are people that I never shared Jesus with, and I was good friends with them.

Titus 2 explains why we need to live good and righteous lives, because that is a testimony we can make, without speaking a word.

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Titus 2: The Grace Of God Has Been Revealed.

11 For the grace of God has been revealed, bringing salvation to all people. 12 And we are instructed to turn from godless living and sinful pleasures. We should live in this evil world with wisdom, righteousness, and devotion to God, 13 while we look forward with hope to that wonderful day when the glory of our great God and Savior, Jesus Christ, will be revealed. 14 He gave his life to free us from every kind of sin, to cleanse us, and to make us his very own people, totally committed to doing good deeds.

15 You must teach these things and encourage the believers to do them. You have the authority to correct them when necessary, so don’t let anyone disregard what you say.

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Titus 2 is a really short chapter, it only contains 15 verses but there’s a lot of meat here. I wrote a paragraph or two above that really fit here.

Our society today needs true repentance, without repentance we are rejecting salvation. Many people believe coming forward and saying a prayer will save you, and that’s not true.

Salvation is a free gift of God, you can’t earn it. However, true repentance helps keep it. You can’t say I’ll follow you anywhere God on Sunday, then live like hell the rest of the week.

It doesn’t work that way, and you need to focus on him, life righteous, and learn more about God.

Otherwise, troubles will come, and you will fall away because you didn’t build your house on God, and that is just sad because you know the truth.

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I urge you, to turn your heart to Jesus NOW!!! Let him restore your life and your very soul. Live your life with him leading and directing you. You’ll be amazed at what he does with it.

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