• Reverent Older Women Devotional

    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 questions about things that are really none of our business. We ought never repeat personal or sensational rumors we hear about people. Are you guilty of being a gossip? With the Spirit’s help, endeavor to stop this behavior today. View Resource

  • A Wife’s Main Arena Devotional

    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 a holy love for his wife and never ask her to do something that compromises her dignity and conscience. If you are a husband, do you love your wife in this way? If you are a wife, do you submit to your own husband’s authority? View Resource

  • Self-Controlled Younger Men Devotional

    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 right to expect them to be an example for us in godliness, which is seen in a life of repentance and faith. May we show grace to our leaders and may they be reminded that they are models for us all, that their teaching of the truth may be heard. View Resource

  • Putting Opponents to Shame Devotional

    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 as God would have us live and an honesty to admit our sins and failings to others. It also means that we forgive those who ask our pardon. When you sin are you quick to admit it? When others repent are you quick to forgive? View Resource

  • Adorning the Doctrine of God Devotional

    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 Bible Commentary, p. 1,824). Whether we work at home or in an office, field, or factory, we must labor before the face of God. Make it your aim, with the Spirit’s aid, to work with all your might, whatever your vocation may be. View Resource

  • Is Grace Cooperative? Devotional

    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, he must mean God has saved all kinds of people. Salvation is not restricted to one gender, ethnicity, or socioeconomic group, so we must preach the gospel to people of every background. View Resource

  • The Revelation of God’s Grace Devotional

    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 grow more thankful for His mercy and thus more motivated to do His will. He is not required to pardon us once, much less repeatedly. Such abundant grace mercifully leads us to pursue holiness. View Resource

  • The Return of Christ Devotional

    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 a lifelong process of sanctification in which we cooperate with the Holy Spirit to mortify sin, do good, and serve God. We properly wait for Jesus’ return by doing His will, not by sitting on our hands and wishing for an escape from this fallen world. View Resource

  • Life in the Present Age Devotional

    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 needs to be renounced this day? Turn to Christ from this temptation and ask Him, by His Spirit, to help you overcome it. Find another believer who can encourage you to do this on a regular basis. View Resource

  • Our Blessed Hope Devotional

    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 hope in what we will be at the resurrection to begin moving us toward the full holiness we will experience on that day. Do you let the knowledge that all of creation, including your sinfulness, will be purged and renewed move you to pursue holiness and reconciliation today? View Resource

  • Paul’s Charge to Titus Devotional

    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 preaching of Scripture. We can pray that the Lord would make our hearts receptive to His message. We can study the Bible in order that we might recognize aberrant teaching. View Resource

  • Relating to Secular Authority Devotional

    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 our welfare. Are you thankful that the Lord uses the state to restrain anarchy even when you do not like the rulers in office? Let us strive to be grateful that the world has not devolved into utter lawlessness by seeking to uphold the law. View Resource

  • Christian Courtesy Devotional

    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 other people. May we be the first to object when rumors and innuendo are spread, and may we also not air the dirty laundry of other people. In this way we protect others from harm. View Resource

  • Our Former Lives Devotional

    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 which, they think, ought to have been exercised towards themselves, when they were what those now are.” May the grace of our Lord toward us move us to be full of grace with all people. View Resource

  • God’s Goodness and Kindness Devotional

    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 love, our holiness, and our readiness to show mercy to others. We miss the mark when we emphasize purity without pardon or forgive without any corresponding concern for righteousness. Are you known as a righteous person who is also full of mercy? View Resource