• Reverent Older Women

    Titus 2:3a

    There is much that we can do to keep ourselves from being guilty of the sin of slander and gossip. We can refuse to hear stories about people who are not present to defend themselves. We can refuse to ask ...Read More

  • A Wife’s Main Arena

    Titus 2:5

    A wife may choose to submit only to the righteous leadership of her own husband, for no one may bow to demands that violate Scripture. Therefore, every husband must train his conscience by God’s Word, that he might have ...Read More

  • Self-Controlled Younger Men

    Titus 2:6–7

    John Calvin notes the importance of godly leaders: “Doctrine will…carry little authority, if its power and majesty do not shine in the life of the [elder].” We have no right to expect perfection from our elders, but we are ...Read More

  • Putting Opponents to Shame

    Titus 2:8

    As we have noted again and again, the world should not expect Christians to be perfect, but it should expect us to have a life that is observably different than the non-Christians around us. This entails a commitment to living ...Read More

  • Adorning the Doctrine of God

    Titus 2:9–10

    Dr. John MacArthur says, “Even in the most servile of circumstances, believers are ‘to be obedient’ and seek to please those for whom they work, whether their masters are believers or unbelievers, fair or unfair, kind or cruel” (The MacArthur ...Read More

  • Is Grace Cooperative?

    Titus 2:11

    Passages such as Titus 2:11 are invoked as proof of prevenient grace, but the biblical doctrine of election forces us to reject Arminian and Wesleyan interpretations. When Paul says the grace of God has brought salvation to all people ...Read More

  • The Revelation of God’s Grace

    Titus 2:11

    John Calvin says, “The manifestation of the grace of God unavoidably carries along with it exhortations to a holy life.” We begin to live rightly because of God’s grace towards us, and each time the Lord forgives us we ...Read More

  • The Return of Christ

    Titus 2:11–14

    Although the Spirit of God must work apart from our efforts to give us spiritual life, we are not to be passive recipients of God’s grace after we have trusted in Christ by faith alone. The new birth begins ...Read More

  • Life in the Present Age

    Titus 2:12

    The renunciation of ungodliness and worldly passions is something that must be done daily and can only be accomplished by the grace of God through our reliance on the Holy Spirit. What ungodly behavior have you been indulging in that ...Read More

  • Our Blessed Hope

    Titus 2:13–14

    The Holy Spirit is called the guarantee of our inheritance until we possess it (Eph. 1:13–14). One of the ways that He assures us of this is by giving a foretaste of it in our sanctification, using our ...Read More

  • Paul’s Charge to Titus

    Titus 2:15

    The remaining presence of sin in our lives means that we sometimes find it difficult to receive the teaching of God’s Word. We would do well, then, to do everything we can to prepare for the authoritative teaching and ...Read More

  • Relating to Secular Authority

    Titus 3:1

    It is important that we never confuse the kingdoms of this world with the kingdom of God. We do not submit to earthly authorities because they have an inherent right to lead but because the Creator has established them for ...Read More

  • Christian Courtesy

    Titus 3:2

    Christian courtesy, this passage tells us, includes not speaking evil of anyone, something that is hard to do when others are gossiping. Let us, as followers of the Lord who was slandered unjustly, refuse to participate in speaking evil of ...Read More

  • Our Former Lives

    Titus 3:3

    Calvin also reminds us that “they who have now been enlightened by the Lord, being humbled by the remembrance of their former ignorance, should not exalt themselves proudly over others, or treat them with greater harshness and severity than that ...Read More

  • God’s Goodness and Kindness

    Titus 3:4

    The goodness of God refers both to His moral purity and to His faithfulness in providing salvation for people enslaved to sin and misery. If our goodness is to be a reflection of His, we must be known for our ...Read More