- Centering prayer— Pray for illumination, “Lord, open my heart and mind by the power of the Holy Spirit,” and remain in silence.
- Read slowly, keeping any words or phrase that come to your mind, and mark on them.
- Close eyes and meditate on what you read.
- Take a note if you have question, inspiration.
Read Titus 2
Apostle Paul gave charge to young pastor, Titus,” the task in order the believers to practice godly, commendable lives within the faith community.
Advise was given on each age/ gender group in specific, older men (2), older women (3-5), younger men (6-8), slaves (9-10), Titus himself (15).
All these advice was for all to live godly life by the grace of God, waiting for the appearing of Jesus Christ (11-15).
“Redeem,” (14) means literally to pay the cost for a prisoner’s release or a captive’s freedom.
Apostle’s instruction in this chapter adhered to the household management instructions, the strongest theme is God’s expansive salvation. Salvation here is understood as something that covers both the present age and the age to come. This is overall theme of his letters to churches and individuals, and the message to us today.
After Reading —- Reflection and prayer.
- Reflect on this question, “What does God speak to me today in this chapter?
- Pray that God’s word today be the way, the life, and the truth to you.
- Live it out through the day.