Verse of the Day: Titus 2:1
“But as for you, speak the things which are fitting for sound doctrine.” – Titus 2:1
Paul here is speaking with one of the great leaders of the first century church. Titus was a faithful servant of Christ and a valuable companion of Paul in some of his missionary journeys. He served several churches in Corinth, Dalmatia and Crete. Paul here is encouraging Titus to make sure all that he speaks and teaches should be of sound doctrine, ensuring that they grow in Christ and believe the absolute truth. This word, I am confident was not meant just for Titus, but for all Christian leaders.
However, I want to assert that, as Christians, if we are discussing Christian issues with fellow Christians in a training context or are going out and spreading the gospel of Christ to the lost, this applies to us as well. We must make it our focus to understand what we teach or share. Be like the Berean’s in that you do not tell others what someone else says without checking it out to ensure it is truth. It does not matter how famous or educated they are. Remember, Paul commended the Bereans for checking what he said for accuracy.
As Christians, we are called to make disciples of all nations. Jesus said in Matthew 28:19-20, “Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that I commanded you; and lo, I am with you always, even to the end of the age.” If you are not, I encourage you to study and prepare to make it happen. And if/when you do, ensure what you are saying is truth. “Be diligent to present yourself approved to God as a workman who does not need to be ashamed, accurately handling the word of truth.” 2 Tim 2:15. It is our calling.
William Funkhouser MDiv, ThD, Founder and President of True Devotion Ministries, Inc.