Snippets from Titus
Apostle Paul continues to encourage his church leaders that he mentored on their lives and teaching. His letter to Titus written approximately A.D. 63 on the Mediterranean island of Crete was to set things in order among the wanting and inexperienced ordained leaders in the church. The church members in Crete were known for their poor behavior, and they needed uncompromising church leaders who held fast to God’s Word.
Paul reminded the church members to stop judging the pastors that were set before them. Though the church leaders are held to a high standard, so are they. What’s useful for the pastor is suitable for everyone else who hears the message from God’s Word. But when the time came for the kindness and love of God our Savior to appear, then he saved us—not because we were good enough to be saved but because of his kindness and pity—by washing away our sins and giving us the new joy of the indwelling Holy Spirit— Titus 3:4-5