Devotion – Titus 1

S – An elder must be blameless, the husband of one wife, with faithful children who are not accused of wildness or rebellion. As an overseer of God’s household, he must be blameless, not arrogant, not hot-tempered, not an excessive drinker, not a bully, not greedy for money, but hospitable, loving what is good, sensible, righteous, holy, self-controlled, holding to the faithful message as taught, so that he will be able both to encourage with sound teaching and to refute those who contradict it. 

Titus 1:6–9 CSB

O – These are the requirements for someone to be an overseer (leader, officer of the church).  It is an extensive list of “do’s” and “don’ts” for the individual to fulfill.  The purpose is to steward and protect the church.

A – As a pastor and leader in the church, I love the actions and attitudes described here.  It doesn’t make life easier.  But, I love the church.  Big church (worldwide) and little church (GFC).  I feel the responsibility to live a life that reflects more of God’s love.  Each one of these quantities or actions is a choice.  I am not perfect but I desire to choose God’s way each day.

R – Lord, help me to do this in a way that honors you today.