The letter to Titus is written by Paul as part of his pastoral letter series to Titus and Timothy, as his true heirs to his ministry and who entrust with carrying out the salvation message of God. Titus has been instructed to build the early Church in the Mediterranean island of Crete. Because Titus is building a community yet to be reached, Paul emphasizes the importance of church structure from the presbyters he is to appoint and the structure of a christian household in order to sustain a community built on good works to glorify God and live out the Gospel messages of Christ.
Some debate whether Titus was written in conjunction with 1 Timothy or in what order they are to be read as intended by Paul. We know both men worked closely with Paul but Titus is not mentioned in Acts. His birthplace and residency remains unknown but what he did for the christian community of Crete cannot go unnoticed.
The courage and trust in God these men had during the early church when they went against authority and stared arrest and death in the face is my main inspiration for diving deeper into this letter. The foundational christian society laid down by the church fathers is why we gather around our computers and Bible today reading these stories and take the inspiration of God to continue to strive for a Christian society, one that looks lost in the present day.
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