In sharp contrast to the false teaching and man-made regulations that had become popular in Crete, Paul exhorted Titus to teach in accordance with sound doctrine. Solid biblical teaching, he explained, silences opponents, glorifies God, and edifies His people. Examining Paul’s instructions for young men, women, and slaves, Alistair Begg notes that regardless of social status, a pure, self-disciplined life makes the Gospel beautiful and God’s Word respected in the world around us.
5to be self-controlled, pure, working at home, kind, and submissive to their own husbands, that the word of God may not be reviled. 6Likewise, urge the younger men to be self-controlled. 7Show yourself in all respects to be a model of good works, and in your teaching show integrity, dignity, 8and sound speech that cannot be condemned, so that an opponent may be put to shame, having nothing evil to say about us. 9Bondservants2 are to be submissive to their own masters in everything; they are to be well-pleasing, not argumentative, 10not pilfering, but showing all good faith, so that in everything they may adorn the doctrine of God our Savior.
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