Scripture Reading: Titus 3:3-11
Key Verse: Titus 3:1-2
Remind the people to be subject to rulers and authorities, to be obedient, to be ready to do whatever is good, to slander no one, to be peaceable and considerate, and to show true humility toward all men.
February is the month that normally makes us think about relationships; I suppose it’s the “Valentine” influence. Though it should never be exclusive, I do think it’s good to have a month that is focused on making our relationships better. I will be building this month’s theme around the model of college courses. Most schools offer “introductory” courses before getting to the tougher ones. You’ll note that each week has a number following the title, like an introductory college course.
Titus is a small book, as far as pages, but “long” in contextual importance. Titus talks a lot about relationships and the models for these relationships. As we study Titus, I believe we can all grow our relationships into the healthy and strong ones that we so desire. When we line up all our individual relationships, we certainly know they are not all the same. Some seem intimate, while others are more “business.” God wants us to value all of them in a way that honors Him and blesses us.
Our scripture for today speaks of a simple goal for all our relationships: “Do good.” When I am determined to do good and put forth a conscious effort, my relationships are blessed. Some days the good that I do seems small and insignificant, yet any effort keeps me from getting lazy or lax in valuing people in my life. Join me in intentionally doing good to someone today.
Father, give me a quick spirit to bless those I’m in relationship with and I will follow your ‘nudges.’ In Jesus’ Name, amen.