Titus was going to be busy. The letter to him isn’t very long, but his to-do list is growing. He’s looking for elders to help lead, and he’s been directed to teach older Christians. Among the other Christians on Crete, Paul has some specific instructions regarding women.
To Think About:
- Read Titus 2:3-5. Titus’ world was much different than ours in many ways. Even with the different cultures and customs, what truths are applicable today? (Think principles if not exact practices. For example, not every woman is married, but is there still a general principle about relationships?)
- Read or look through Romans 16. Don’t worry if you can’t pronounce the names. Though it’s not always easy to distinguish between, men and women are both included in what Paul writes. How do you see leadership described or lived out in this chapter? In what ways do you see service, or putting others first, lived out here?
To Live Out:
Whether you are an older person or younger, male or female, whom can you serve? If someone from your church family wrote a letter and included your name, what would you want them to describe you doing? Now, prayerfully go and do it.
To Pray About:
Remember the 40 Days of Prayer that NCOC is currently doing together.