balanced life

A Life in Balance

Likewise exhort the young men to be sober-minded. (Titus 2:6) As Paul told Titus how to guide and encourage different groups of people in the church, he eventually came to the young men. In speaking of what Titus should say to the young men, he started with the word “likewise.” Likewise is a linking word. It shows that […]

young women

Learning and Teaching the Basics

That they admonish the young women to love their husbands, to love their children, to be discreet, chaste, homemakers, good, obedient to their own husbands, that the word of God may not be blasphemed. (Titus 2:4-5) According to Paul’s instruction, Titus was not to make it his work to teach the young women directly. Instead, he was […]

slanderers

Doing the Devil’s Work

The older women likewise, that they be reverent in behavior, not slanderers, not given to much wine, teachers of good things; that they admonish the young women (Titus 2:3-4). In this section of Paul’s letter to Titus, the apostle told his younger associate how to deal with particular groups of Christians in the churches on the […]