Titus was another of Paul’s sons in the faith, and is spoken of by the apostle as “my partner and fellow-helper.” Paul wrote this epistle to give him instructions how to put in order the churches of Crete to which he had been sent.
The gospel had been preached in Crete, and converts made; but the churches needed to be properly constituted. Churches without elders are like an army without officers. Those err greatly who despise order.
So that a church has no right to forbid ministers to marry.
bishop or overseer, described in the fifth verse as an elder
See what ministers ought to be, and pray that many such may be found for our churches.
Titus 2:1, 2
Aged Christians are nearer heaven than others, and should be more heavenly-minded.
The young woman’s first duty is at home.
Titus 2:9, 10
Exhort servants to be obedient unto their own masters, and to please them well in all things; not answering again; not disputing, or using impertinent language.
Titus 2:9, 10
Not purloining or stealing little things, whether under the name of perquisites or otherwise
We have heard much of “the peculiar people,” be it ours to be peculiarly holy.
When from the curse he sets us free,
He makes our natures clean;
Nor would he send his Son to be
The minister of sin.
My Saviour and my King,
Thy beauties are divine;
Thy lips with” blessings overflow,
And every grace is thine.
Thy laws, O God, are right;
Thy throne shall ever stand;
And thy victorious gospel prove
A sceptre in thy hand.