To Titus, my true son in our common faith. Titus 1:4
“The apostle Paul was a spiritual mentor to Titus, his ‘true son in our common faith’ (Titus 1:4). In his letter to Titus, Paul offered him helpful instructions and guidelines for his role in the church.” Alyson Kieda
What can we learn from an introduction? Well from today’s devotional, I think we can learn a lot if we just slow down and take a second to see what it has to teach us. Apostle Paul is writing and instructing Titus and doing what we are all called to do: make disciples.
That great commission comes from Matthew 28:19 “Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit” (ESV). But what does it mean to make disciples? Here, we see Paul being a disciple maker to Titus. It must mean, caring for others as if they were our own flesh and blood, treating them like family. It must mean that we communicate with those in our family. It must mean that we teach them so they can live good and holy lives before the Holy God who saves us through the sacrifice of Jesus who paid the debt for our sins so we might be accepted into the family of God!
If you’ve never had a mentor in your life who has walked through your spiritual journey with you, I’m sorry. It is one of the greatest blessings I’ve had in my life, to be able to reach out to mentors and disciple-makers who take the time to care for me in my journey. It is easy for me to go on the record and say I’m not the sharpest knife in the drawer and it has been through these great men and women in my life who have been sharpening stones so I might be equipped with everything I need to life a holy life before the creator of the heavens and the earth!
We are to be mentored and discipled so that we might go on to be mentors for others and to be disciple makers so we might give every good thing we have to the next generation so they might be able to know the depth and width and length of the love of Christ! Go to make disciples teaching them to Love Jesus and Serve Others!
Prayer of the day: “Father, I’m thankful for all those who mentored me when I needed them most. Guide me to someone who might need my encouragement today.”
Parkland Community Church:
We Exist to Develop People Who Love Jesus and Serve Others.