| "...so that those who have trusted in God may be careful to devote themselves to doing what is good.”
Titus is a short, but punchy, letter. We don’t often hear from it in our Bible studies, or quoted as inspirational fodder. But it. Is. Lovely. Today’s passage is 3:1–15, and follows chapters 1 and 2, which direct us about matters of conduct and mentorship in the budding Christian community. So where does chapter 3 take us? Just the first few words get at the heart of it – my TNIV gives me “Remind the people…” and I think I could stop and sit in that for a bit, because most of chapter 3 is telling us to remember, which is really one of the best things we can do as believers. Remember where you once were, remember where you were headed, remember what it is God has done, and remember what it is you are called to do! ‘Remember’ is a powerful word.
Since today is a Saturday, perhaps you have some extra time on your hands. If so, grab a scrap piece of paper and a pen. Write a big ‘O LORD’ that takes up the page (we’re ‘addressing’ this ‘letter,’ or perhaps just expressing how we feel?). Now, around the letters take some time to write down what it is you need to be reminded of— if you need some help, Titus 3:1-15 is a good place to start. Just take a moment to consider, where has God shown up in your life in particular? This exercise can be thanksgiving, perhaps lament, maybe praise. An example of this is pictured, but it’s just a start—take up the whole page! Blessings to you as you remember who and whose you are!