10/10/19

Good morning!

Text:  Titus 3 (2 Chronicles 33-34)
Titus is a tight little letter from Paul to a pastor.  It is filled with great truth.  Toward the very end, we find this:
And let our people learn to devote themselves to good works, so as to help cases of urgent need, and not be unfruitful. (Titus 3:14)
I am hearing two messages here.  First, to be alert and attentive, watching to see “cases of urgent need.”  As I contemplate this, I recall the many times I have chosen not to stop and ask a stranded motorist by the side of the road if I might be of help.  Have you ever done that sort of thing?  Second, I am reminded that the life of the Christian ought to be “fruitful.”  For me that means challenging the time I spend on pursuits that are vacant, “unfruitful.”  I can think of a few such pursuits in my life. How about you?  Before we wallow in guilt, we can lift our heads up and consider the fact that we have been gifted by God to bring the beautiful fruit of helping others, meeting urgent needs, and serving the Lord for His glory.  So, let’s get to it!
in Him, Mike