Overview

Teaching Sound Doctrine (Verses 1-2):
Paul directs Titus to teach sound doctrine and begins by outlining the characteristics that older men should embody: being sober, grave, temperate, and sound in faith, love, and patience. These qualities serve as a foundation for spiritual maturity and a model for younger believers.
Roles of Older Women and Younger Women (Verses 3-5):
Paul turns his attention to the roles of older and younger women. Older women should exemplify holiness, not slandering or becoming slaves to wine, and they are to teach younger women. Young women are to love their husbands and children, be discreet, chaste, and obedient, all to uphold the integrity of God’s Word.
Guidelines for Young Men and Servants (Verses 6-10):
Young men are encouraged to be sober-minded, showing a pattern of good works. Servants, too, are given specific guidance on how to bring glory to God in their actions, essentially working as unto the Lord and not just pleasing human masters.
The Grace of God and the Blessed Hope (Verses 11-15):
Paul closes the chapter by presenting the grace of God as the basis for righteous living. He emphasizes the blessed hope of Christ's return: “Looking for that blessed hope, and the glorious appearing of the great God and our Saviour Jesus Christ” (Titus 2:13 KJV). This is the ultimate motivation for adhering to godly conduct.
Titus 2 provides a comprehensive guide for how different groups within the church community should live and interact. Rooted in sound doctrine, these instructions aim at cultivating a lifestyle that brings glory to God. The chapter is bookended by the promise of Christ’s return, serving as the ultimate source of hope and motivation for a life well-lived.

Titus 2

1  But speak thou the things which become sound doctrine:

That the aged men be sober, grave, temperate, sound in faith, in charity, in patience.

The aged women likewise, that they be in behaviour as becometh holiness, not false accusers, not given to much wine, teachers of good things;

That they may teach the young women to be sober, to love their husbands, to love their children,

To be discreet, chaste, keepers at home, good, obedient to their own husbands, that the word of God be not blasphemed.

Young men likewise exhort to be sober minded.

In all things shewing thyself a pattern of good works: in doctrine shewing uncorruptness, gravity, sincerity,

Sound speech, that cannot be condemned; that he that is of the contrary part may be ashamed, having no evil thing to say of you.

Exhort servants to be obedient unto their own masters, and to please them well in all things; not answering again;

10  Not purloining, but shewing all good fidelity; that they may adorn the doctrine of God our Saviour in all things.

11  For the grace of God that bringeth salvation hath appeared to all men,

12  Teaching us that, denying ungodliness and worldly lusts, we should live soberly, righteously, and godly, in this present world;

13  Looking for that blessed hope, and the glorious appearing of the great God and our Saviour Jesus Christ;

14  Who gave himself for us, that he might redeem us from all iniquity, and purify unto himself a peculiar people, zealous of good works.

15  These things speak, and exhort, and rebuke with all authority. Let no man despise thee.

End of Titus 2


1 Year Plan:  Oct 11 - Jer 9, Jer 10, Jer 11, Tit 2 [next day]

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