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Be Ready for Good Work

John Collins05/31/2012
Writing to Titus in Titus 1, Paul says to be ready for every good work.

We should not speak evil of anyone, and avoid quarreling.  We should be gentle and have courtesy to all people.  

Paul reminds us that we ourselves were once foolish.  We were disobedient and led astray.  We were slaves to various passions and pleasures.  We were filled with malice and envy, hated by others and hating one another.  

When the Divine Love from God our Savior came into our lives, He saved us from all of that.  God's mercy, which he gave to us by the Holy Spirit, poured out upon us richly through Jesus Christ has given us Divine Love.

We are now justified by His grace, and are heirs with the hope of eternal life.  We should insist on these things so that others devote themselves also to good works for one another.  It is excellent and profitable for people to do these things.

Paul warned us to avoid foolish controversies.  Avoid quarreling about the law and old ways, because it is unprofitable and worthless.  Any person who does these things and stirs up a division among the people is warped and sinful.  In doing this, he is self condemned.

As Christians, we should ask ourselves:  Are we ready for every good work?  Do we avoid arguments, never speaking evil, or are we gentle and loving towards all?  Do we not remember where we came from before our salvation?  Have we devoted ourselves to Divine Love after receiving the Holy Spirit?  Do we condemn others for their interpretation of the old laws and old ways, or have we moved on to better things?