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Dave Burnette's Commentary

Titus Chapter 3

Written By: God through Inspiration
Penned By: Paul
Date Penned: (64 AD)
Overview: Paul's Instruction to Titus on Crete (c 1-3)
Theme: Right Living in Society (c 3)
Message:  (v 1-15)

Titus 3 Commentary

(3:1-8) Do what is Good - Most of chapter 2 covered relationships and responsibilities of believers. In this chapter, Paul discussed Christian behavior in the context of government and society. The quality of our earthly citizenship should reflect the confidence we have in our heavenly citizenship! Because we are citizens of the eternal Kingdom, we can live with hope and serve people in the earthly kingdom.

(3:9-15) Paul's Final Remarks and Greetings - As Titus proceeded with the task of planting and nurturing the church, Paul reminded him that he would encounter resistance. The aging apostle Paul had summarized the key points of the faith that Titus was to communicate. Titus must lead in such a way so that the truth would not be compromised by arguments, curious teachings, or conflicts over power. Some people in the church would not listen and follow even when they were patiently and repeatedly corrected. These people would lead others astray and cause divisions in the church. Titus was not to tolerate their divisive behavior. He would have to put those people out of the church.


Dave Burnette's Life Application

Outside the Walls

Each day we walk through the Bible chapter by chapter making an application of our text to help us grow in the Lord. Many applications can be made from each day's text. Today we continue in the book of Titus with Chapter 3 and in our text we see Paul instructing the Church to live right in society by obeying Government, avoiding petty arguments, and maintaining good works being fruitful. In making application we see a pattern for Christian living in society. To be the Church going outside the walls serving Christ while obeying government and avoiding petty arguments. How about you? Do you see a pattern for Christian living? Let us learn from our text today and the reminder of Paul that we are to be the Church outside the walls and live in Society sharing the love of the Gospel as we share Christ to a lost and dying world. 


Titus 3

Titus 3

 1Put them in mind to be subject to principalities and powers, to obey magistrates, to be ready to every good work,

 2To speak evil of no man, to be no brawlers, but gentle, shewing all meekness unto all men.

 3For we ourselves also were sometimes foolish, disobedient, deceived, serving divers lusts and pleasures, living in malice and envy, hateful, and hating one another.

 4But after that the kindness and love of God our Saviour toward man appeared,

 5Not by works of righteousness which we have done, but according to his mercy he saved us, by the washing of regeneration, and renewing of the Holy Ghost;

 6Which he shed on us abundantly through Jesus Christ our Saviour;

 7That being justified by his grace, we should be made heirs according to the hope of eternal life.

 8This is a faithful saying, and these things I will that thou affirm constantly, that they which have believed in God might be careful to maintain good works. These things are good and profitable unto men.

 9But avoid foolish questions, and genealogies, and contentions, and strivings about the law; for they are unprofitable and vain.

 10A man that is an heretick after the first and second admonition reject;

 11Knowing that he that is such is subverted, and sinneth, being condemned of himself.

 12When I shall send Artemas unto thee, or Tychicus, be diligent to come unto me to Nicopolis: for I have determined there to winter.

 13Bring Zenas the lawyer and Apollos on their journey diligently, that nothing be wanting unto them.

 14And let our's also learn to maintain good works for necessary uses, that they be not unfruitful.

 15All that are with me salute thee. Greet them that love us in the faith. Grace be with you all. Amen.