Our people must learn to devote themselves to doing what is good, in order to provide for urgent needs and not live unproductive lives. (Titus 3:14 NIV)
Devoting yourself to doing what is good is a theme in Paul’s letter to Titus. It may be THE theme.
Chapter one brings Paul’s charge to Titus to set an example in doing what is good and the description of those ‘lazy Cretans’ who do not do what is good.
Chapter two proclaims the glory of the Gospel and the hope we have in Christ. This results in people who are eager to do what is good. Doing good things is a response to the Gospel. It’s an act of worship in response to God.
Today in Chapter three we read how God’s people must be devoted to doing what is good. It is not a passing phase or something we get over. It’s a way of life. The meeting of urgent needs is how we live! Not in order to be saved but in response that we have been saved. God’s redeemed people live productive lives which brings glory to the Savior.
Thank you Lord for saving me. Thank you that being productive honors You. I am grateful for the meaningful work You give us to do, as we wait for You to come and take us to be with You. May the good things I do today reflect Your Gospel and lead others to You. I live for You today.