May 14 – Titus – Titus 1-3

Titus was a Greek making him a Gentile.  In II Corinthians chapters 2, 7, 8, and 12, Titus is mentioned.  Titus had the reputation for being encouraging, comforting, and bringing joy to those around him (“Nevertheless God, that comforteth those that are cast down, comforted us by the coming of Titus;”   II Corinthians 7:7).  It should be our desire to have such a reputation of bringing joy and comfort into the lives of others.

Titus had been faithful in assisting Paul on different missionary trips.  In II Timothy chapter 4 Paul recounts sending Titus to Dalmatia.  Because of Titus being so faithful and trustworthy, Paul is comfortable giving some blunt, straightforward instructions to Titus.  In the book of Titus, Paul gives these instructions to Titus as he is sent to the island of Crete to set the church in order.  This reveals another character trait in Titus.  He was teachable.  We should strive to be teachable as well.  It seems the more I learn, the more I find out how much I really do not know.  There is so much about God I would like to know.  The devil knows this and does his best to keep my attention elsewhere so that I am not focused on God.  It is a constant battle.  Let’s win today’s battle and keep God’s perspective in our forefront throughout the day!