Titus 1:5-9

The reason I left you in Crete was that you might put in order what was left unfinished and appoint[a] elders in every town, as I directed you. An elder must be blameless, faithful to his wife, a man whose children believe[b] and are not open to the charge of being wild and disobedient. Since an overseermanages God’s household, he must be blameless—not overbearing, not quick-tempered, not given to drunkenness, not violent, not pursuing dishonest gain.Rather, he must be hospitable, one who loves what is good, who is self-controlled, upright, holy and disciplined. He must hold firmly to the trustworthy message as it has been taught, so that he can encourage others by sound doctrine and refute those who oppose it.

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One response to “Titus 1:5-9

  1. Elders, and mature believers should strive for this, must know God’s word, so that it can guide Him, and so that He can guide others and refute heresy. All of this is predicated upon knowing God’s word.

    God’s work is started by some, furthered by others, and finished by still more. This is not a reflection on the founders, unless they have pulled their hand from God’s plow. As with Paul, God often calls planters and finishers and we have to know our place in His plans.

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