Sunday, February 19, 2017

instructions for 4 groups

Paul wrote a letter to his friend, Titus.

In what we call the 2nd chapter, Paul gives instructions for old men, old women, young women, & young men.

Somehow in the times I've read this chapter before, I didn't absorb these instructions for these 4 groups.

Take a look...

Titus 2

1 As for you, Titus, promote the kind of living that reflects wholesome teaching.

2 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.

  3 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.

4 These older women must train the younger women to love their husbands and their children,

5 to live wisely and be pure,

to work in their homes,

to do good,

and to be respectful to their husbands.

Then they will not bring shame on the word of God.

  6 In the same way, encourage the young men to live wisely.

  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.

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