While we wait for the Lord Jesus Christ to come again, we teach and live according to the way He taught us.

BibleGateway: Titus 2:1-15

ESV Text: Titus 2:1-15

Titus 2 (Listen)

Teach Sound Doctrine

2:1 But as for you, teach what accords with sound1 doctrine. Older men are to be sober-minded, dignified, self-controlled, sound in faith, in love, and in steadfastness. Older women likewise are to be reverent in behavior, not slanderers or slaves to much wine. They are to teach what is good, and so train the young women to love their husbands and children, to be self-controlled, pure, working at home, kind, and submissive to their own husbands, that the word of God may not be reviled. Likewise, urge the younger men to be self-controlled. Show yourself in all respects to be a model of good works, and in your teaching show integrity, dignity, and sound speech that cannot be condemned, so that an opponent may be put to shame, having nothing evil to say about us. Bondservants2 are to be submissive to their own masters in everything; they are to be well-pleasing, not argumentative, 10 not pilfering, but showing all good faith, so that in everything they may adorn the doctrine of God our Savior.

11 For the grace of God has appeared, bringing salvation for all people, 12 training us to renounce ungodliness and worldly passions, and to live self-controlled, upright, and godly lives in the present age, 13 waiting for our blessed hope, the appearing of the glory of our great God and Savior Jesus Christ, 14 who gave himself for us to redeem us from all lawlessness and to purify for himself a people for his own possession who are zealous for good works.

15 Declare these things; exhort and rebuke with all authority. Let no one disregard you.

Footnotes

[1] 2:1 Or healthy; also verses 2, 8

[2] 2:9 For the contextual rendering of the Greek word doulos, see Preface

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KJV Text:

(Alt. audio): Chapter: 2

     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.(KJV)


Hymn: TLH 421:
Come Follow me, the Savior Spake

Hymnary.org — Organ Audio

1. Come, follow me, the Savior spake, 
All in My way abiding; 
Deny yourselves, the world forsake, 
Obey My call and guiding. 
Oh, bear the cross, whate’er betide, 
Take my example for your guide. 

2. I am the Light, I light the way, 
A godly life displaying; 
I bid you walk as in the day, 
I keep your feet from straying. 
I am the Way, and well I show 
How you must sojourn here below. 

3. My heart abounds in lowliness, 
My soul with love is glowing, 
And gracious words my lips express, 
With meekness overflowing. 
My heart, My mind, My strength, My all, 
To God I yield, on Him I call. 

4. I teach you how to shun and flee 
What harms your soul’s salvation, 
Your heart from every guile to free, 
From sin and its temptation. 
I am the Refuge of the soul 
And lead you to your heavenly goal. 

5. Then let us follow Christ, our Lord, 
And take the cross appointed 
And, firmly clinging to His Word, 
In suffering be undaunted. 
For who bears not the battle’s strain 
The crown of life shall not obtain. 


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