Read: Titus 3:1-11
The saying is trustworthy, and I want you to insist on these things, so that those who have believed in God may be careful to devote themselves to good works. These things are excellent and profitable for people. (v. 8)
Paul’s advice to Titus is still good advice to us today. As Christians we often see opposition to our worldview. The same was true in Paul’s day. That’s why Paul emphasized the need for unity and for good works. We won’t change the world by winning an argument. The kind of change the world needs to see is the body of Christ standing unified while loving one another and showing love for the world through acts of service.
Our church was going through a period of disunity during the Mexico mission trip due to a decision to terminate the contract of one of our pastors. Disagreement over this decision also divided our mission team.
But no one raised the issue during the mission trip. All of the missionaries focused on serving the homeless by building houses. All of us put our individual preferences and opinions aside to focus on fulfilling our call. In doing so, we experienced great unity.
What an important lesson for us. Serving others releases us from focusing on ourselves and creates a spirit of unity in Christ that may not have existed before. —Rob Donoho
Prayer: Heavenly Father, forgive me when I make my preferences and opinions more important than loving others. Help me to focus on others by doing your good works in a spirit of unity.