In Titus Chapter 2, Paul has instructions for people who were in the church. He told Titus about these guidelines so he could pass them on to help people conduct themselves in a more orderly manner.
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Instructions for Older People
Titus Chapter 2 begins with some guidelines for some of the older people in the church. For older men, Paul said they should conduct themselves with self-control, wisdom, and seriousness. He also said they should be patient, loving, and strong.
For older women, Paul said they should refrain from saying bad things about people and drinking too much. He wanted them to teach younger women about the proper ways to love their children and their husbands. Paul said that if they took care of the homes and families properly, nobody would be able to criticize the teaching that the apostles gave them.
Instructions for Slaves
In Titus Chapter 2, Paul said that the slaves should be willing to serve their masters all the time. Rather than arguing with them, they should try to please them. These actions will build trust with their masters and reflect ideally on the teaching from the apostles.
Paul’s Concluding Remarks
Paul told Titus to teach the people that they should always be prepared for the coming of Jesus. He explained that Jesus gave His life to redeem the sinner from all iniquity and to purify a people who would belong to Him.
Titus 2 (King James Version)
1 But speak thou the things which become sound doctrine:
2 That the aged men be sober, grave, temperate, sound in faith, in charity, in patience.
3 The aged women likewise, that they be in behaviour as becometh holiness, not false accusers, not given to much wine, teachers of good things;
4 That they may teach the young women to be sober, to love their husbands, to love their children,
5 To be discreet, chaste, keepers at home, good, obedient to their own husbands, that the word of God be not blasphemed.
6 Young men likewise exhort to be sober minded.
7 In all things shewing thyself a pattern of good works: in doctrine shewing uncorruptness, gravity, sincerity,
8 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.
9 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.