The armour should be put on before the battle, not just at the
We get a few glimpses of what Paul thought of Titus in 2
Corinthians 8:16, 17 and 23; and 7:13.
Tit 1:1 Titus receives instructions from Paul on how to bring
proper behaviour and order to the assemblies, on the Island of
Crete. In Paul's letters to Timothy "doctrine" is more often
mentioned, but in this letter to Titus, Paul stresses behaviour.
Tit 1:2 Let us remember that Christianity is not an improvement
of Jewish religion. It is something entirely new, and we are here
told that it was in the heart of God before the world began.
Tit 1:3 God's thoughts, from a past eternity, are revealed now
through His Word. Paul's teachings are according to the
commandment of God our Saviour.
Tit 1:5 The purpose of Titus being left at Crete, and the
purpose of this letter. He was to appoint elders in every assembly.
In the following verses we have instructions as to who would make
a suited elder, and by this commission, Titus had the authority of
the apostle Paul to appoint them. Today, we have the Scriptures to
show us the proper qualifications of a man who would be suited to
act as an elder or shepherd, but today we do not have apostolic
authority to appoint them. There are no official elders today
according to the mind of God in His Word.
Tit 1:9 "Sound doctrine" (good instructions) will result in
proper behaviour to the glory of God.
Tit 1:10-11 Again and again we see false teachers trying to
bring Christians under the law. Their mouths are to be stopped.
It is always the highest truth which is first given up.
Tit 2:2-10 We have instruction for behaviour for aged men, aged
women, young women, young men and servants.
Tit 2:4-5 The conduct that would please the Lord and would be
according to sound teaching, in young women. And it is the elder
women who are to instruct them in this. We need this godly
instruction today, for we are inclined to be influenced by the
careless behaviour that is general today.
Tit 2:6-8 Here we see that which is suited to young men. .
Tit 2:9-10 This was the privilege of servants (slaves).
Believers should not be rebellious or covetous (such as strikes).
Tit 2:12 We should turn from evil things and live soberly (personally),
and righteously (toward others), and godly (before God).
Liberty of the will is just slavery to the devil.
Tit 3:1-2 Behaviour that is being neglected today. No matter
how others may act, and no matter how unjust the authorities may
be, we are to be obedient to the laws of our country, for the
government is chosen by God. (Rom. 13:1). We are not to speak evil
of it, or of anyone. Gentleness and meekness are not natural to
believers, but remember we have a new nature, and that is the way
Tit 3:3 We were just like this before the Lord saved us.
Tit 3:4 Gives us the source of salvation.
Tit 3:5 Gives us the way of salvation.
Tit 3:6 Gives us the evidence of salvation.
Tit 3:5-7 They were not told to pray that the Holy Ghost would
come to earth... for He had come. So here we are saved, washed,
renewed by the Holy Ghost, justified and heirs. What a complete
Tit 3:8 As a result of all this, let us be careful to maintain