When A. J. Gordon was pastor of a church in Boston, he met a young boy in the front of the sanctuary carrying a rusty cage with several birds. Gordon inquired, “What are you going to do with them?” “I guess I’ll just feed them to an old cat we have at home.” G … More
Paul shares how God has redeemed (Purchased) (v. 14) us from this evil age (Gal. 1:4) and we must not be conformed to it (Rom. 12:1-2). We are made a new creation in Christ Jesus because God has purified us and made us His own special possession. Since we have tasted of this new life, we should not desire the things of the old life with its shallowness and godliness. When he speaks of a peculiar people it does not mean that we are to be strange, odd, and ridiculous in our clothing, manners, and customs. Instead, by character and conduct we are to reveal the fact that we are not our own but wholly belong to Him. As a result, we should be characterized as being “zealous of good works."
Paul concludes this chapter by emphasizing again that Titus must actively put into practice the moral precepts set forth in the preceding verses (v. 15). This means that he must continue to:
The Lord has paid a tremendous price for my salvation and I should continuously praise Him. He paid more than I could ever hope for as He gave His life on the cross of calvary for my sins and for yours also.
Who gave himself for us to redeem us from all lawlessness and to purify for himself a people for his own possession who are zealous for good works. Declare these things; exhort and rebuke with all authority. Let no one disregard you.
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Titus 1:1-5Paul Gives His Purpose For Living
Titus 1:6-9Qualifications Of a Christian Leader
Titus 1:10-11Don’t Pretend to Be Something You Are Not
Titus 1:12-14False Doctrine Will Spread Rapidly
Titus 1:15-15Nothing is Pure For an Unbeliever
Titus 1:16-16Profession Does Not Mean Possession
Titus 2:1-2Salvation Must be Built on Sound Doctrine
Titus 2:3-5Instructions For Women
Titus 2:6-8Young Men Are to Be Good Examples
Titus 2:9-10Common Sins of Christian Employees
Titus 2:11-12Only by God’s Grace Can we Live The Christian Life
Titus 2:13-13Are You Anticipating The Lord’s Return?
Titus 2:14-15Made a New Creation in Christ Jesus
Titus 3:1-3Doing Helpful Things
Titus 3:4-7The Basis For Our Salvation
Titus 3:8-8How to Show That You Are a Christian
Titus 3:9-9Stop Fighting Other Christians
Titus 3:10-11How to Treat a Divisive Person
Titus 3:12-13God Has The Right Person at The Right Time
Titus 3:14-15How to be Productive For The Lord