Titus 3 Study
Do What Is Good
Note: Isn't that the truth! Here we are new in Christ and the first thing we want to do is start condemning others , spreading rumors, find the worst in our brother/ sister and not remembering WE were just as they are before God started changing us. We are NOT perfect and have to concentrate on becoming more like Jesus Christ.
4 But—“When God our Savior revealed his kindness and love, 5 he saved us, not because of the righteous things we had done, but because of his mercy. He washed away our sins, giving us a new birth and new life through the Holy Spirit.[a] 6 He generously poured out the Spirit upon us through Jesus Christ our Savior. 7 Because of his grace he declared us righteous and gave us confidence that we will inherit eternal life.” 8 This is a trustworthy saying, and I want you to insist on these teachings so that all who trust in God will devote themselves to doing good. These teachings are good and beneficial for everyone.
9 Do not get involved in foolish discussions about spiritual pedigrees[b]or in quarrels and fights about obedience to Jewish laws. These things are useless and a waste of time. 10 If people are causing divisions among you, give a first and second warning. After that, have nothing more to do with them. 11 For people like that have turned away from the truth, and their own sins condemn them.
And this last paragraph verse 9-11:
What do you suppose God thinks when He sees his children who are suppose to be the examples of HIS ways of love, cooperation ,unity, caring, maturity in Christ, as they get into huge endless disputes and controversies over things that do not help anyone grow in Grace?
I personally HATE divisions. There is no truth but God's truth and for each believer God will teach us what is right and what is wrong. IF we are not exactly right in some small area of belief, God will IF we seek Truth daily SHOW us the right way. We are not going to change someone who does not believe exactly as we do if they are determined they are right. And besides we might be wrong! Maybe we have not grown to spiritual maturity yet, or maybe they have not. Should we not rather humble ourselves and spend more time in prayer and study Pursuing the truth. This means a striving, struggling after the Truth. Not some haphazard attempt. I remember going one full year of day and night Striving in truth. Not sleeping a whole night, but struggling to understand some points in my spiritual growth until GOD showed me TRUTH. Do you not Know that when you Do this God will answer you! Are you so set in your ways you cannot learn? Would you not be willing to leave the answer to God and seek HIS answer? Not some view of the world, or some single person but let God lead you to truth. How much are you willing to sacrifice to really understand why and what God wants us to know? If you are not willing to put forth the effort you will stay blind and in the dark thinking you know it all.
41 “If you were blind, you wouldn’t be guilty,” Jesus replied. “But you remain guilty because you claim you can see.
The bible is the source of truth. The beginning of truth begins with you being willing to learn and keep learning. EVEN if it means you are not in with the majority. For I have found that the true believers are the few not the many. No one knows these true believers But Christ himself but the word does tell us that they are the minority in this age. But by their fruits you can tell if they are at least trying to be true believers.