- Erik Davis
Reading Through The New Testament – October 12, 2016 – Titus 3
This chapter I want to have laser focus on one verse. Verse 9 says this:
“But avoid foolish controversies and genealogies and arguments and quarrels about the law, because these are unprofitable and useless.”
Okay, I am just going to be preaching to myself a little bit here, but maybe you’re also in a similar boat to me. Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump. Did you spend 2+ hours watching the debates the past couple weeks? Do you get angry when someone doesn’t support the candidate that you like? Do you
First of all, I can confidently say that these arguments and quarrels about the law are indeed unprofitable and useless. We aren’t even American, and while awareness is useful, quarreling over which candidate is more “Christian” (which I have done very recently) is pretty backwards. Yes, scripture tells us to pray for our governing leaders. But I’m beginning to read and realise more and more biblical verses that seem to point to the case that it simply does not matter who is leading us, or even if they are Christian or not. Maybe what I am saying is a bit controversial, but I really encourage you to focus on what really matters. Making disciples. Loving people. Or, what it says in Titus 3: Being peaceful, considerate and being gentle towards everyone. Let’s not spend our time focussing on things that really truly are foolish controversies or unprofitable. Let’s focus on what it means to show other people what it means to be a Christ follower.
What thing in your life can you remove that is unprofitable and foolish, and can be replaced with something that is considerate and gentle?
On a side note, we are done Titus. I only did 2 of the 3 chapters, but I am left wondering why I haven’t focussed in on it any further. It seems to be a rich book, with a lot to say in its three chapters. This past chapter I only found that I could focus on one verse, but there was still plenty more to talk about. Maybe