Urge the older men to be temperate, venerable (serious), sensible, self-controlled, and sound in the faith, in the love, and in the steadfastness and patience .
Bid the older women similarly to be reverent and devout in their deportment as becomes those engaged in sacred service, not slanderers or slaves to drink. They are to give good counsel and be teachers of what is right and noble,
So that they will wisely train the young women to be Marvin Vincent, Word Studies in the New Testament: The Greek verb here translated ``train" means ``to make sane or sober of mind, to moderate, to discipline."sane and sober of mind (temperate, disciplined) and to love their husbands and their children,
To be self-controlled, chaste, homemakers, good-natured (kindhearted), adapting and subordinating themselves to their husbands, that the word of God may not be exposed to reproach (blasphemed or discredited).
In a similar way, urge the younger men to be self-restrained and to behave prudently .
And show your own self in all respects to be a pattern and a model of good deeds and works, teaching what is unadulterated, showing gravity , with dignity and seriousness.
And let your instruction be sound and fit and wise and wholesome, vigorous andArthur S. Way, Way's Epistles: The Letters of St. Paul to Seven Churches and Three Friends.irrefutable and above censure, so that the opponent may be put to shame, finding nothing discrediting or evil to say about us.
bond servants to be submissive to their masters, to be pleasing and give satisfaction in every way. not to talk back or contradict,
Nor to steal by taking things of small value, but to prove themselves truly loyal and entirely reliable and faithful throughout, so that in everything they may be an ornament and do credit to the teaching from and about God our Savior.
For the grace of God (His unmerited favor and blessing) has come forward (appeared) for the deliverance from sin and the eternal salvation for all mankind.
It has trained us to reject and renounce all ungodliness (irreligion) and worldly (passionate) desires, to live discreet (temperate, self-controlled), upright, devout (spiritually whole) lives in this present world,
Awaiting and looking for the blessed hope, even the glorious appearing of our great God and Savior Christ Jesus (the Messiah, the Anointed One),
Who gave Himself on our behalf that He might redeem us (purchase our freedom) from all iniquity and purify for Himself a people eager and enthusiastic about beneficial deeds.
Tell these things. Urge (advise, encourage, warn) and rebuke with full authority. Let no one despise or disregard or think little of you .
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Summary: “We rest in this hope we’ve been given—the hope that we will live forever with our God—the hope that He proclaimed ages and ages ago (even before time began)” (Titus 1:2, VOICE). The imminent return of Jesus is our blessed hope!
Summary: Most parents want to transfer their good character traits to their children, while not transferring vices, weaknesses, and failures to them. We need to put ourselves in a position where God’s grace is being transferred to us so we have something to give.
Summary: You, however, must teach what is appropriate to sound doctrine. - Titus 2:1 Paul the Apostle wrote this letter to Titus a Overseer who would help ordain and correct false teachers in the Churches in crete. Paul asked him to correct others in in a stron ..
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Summary: Let's talk about the high value of motherhood, the glorious vision of motherhood, the taxing reality of motherhood, and the ultimate restoration of motherhood (Adapted from: http://www.jubilee.org.za/documents/Booklet1_MotherhoodArticle_000.pdf)
Summary: There are certain traits that should characterize a believer who serves the Lord. We are to obey him in doing good works, so others can see God’s love and kindness through us. We are to teach God’s word with passion and conviction.