Wednesday, April 6, 2016

Titus, Day 2 Readings

Prudent Christian Living    

Today's reading is the heart of the letter to Titus.  It provides a vision of good Christian living in a congregation.  Speaking directly to specific groups -- old men, young men, women, slaves -- it provides brief lists of "do's" and "don't's" for Christians.

The impulse of these lists is clear, and perhaps a little counter-intuitive.  In order to be a good Christian, one must be a good person in the eyes of the wider (non-Christian) community.   You must not only follow religious rules, but you must obey the laws and customs of the place where you live.  Even as Christians are to turn away from the passions of the world, they are to be good citizens of this world... until they are saved by God and begin living in the next world.

Read Titus 2:1-15  (NIV)   (NRSV)   (CEB)
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Reading the Bible in Its Entirety

If you are planning to read the Bible in its entirety, you should read Titus 2 today.