Teach the older men to be temperate, worthy of respect, self-controlled, and sound in faith, in love and in endurance.
When your alarm goes off, give your first thoughts to yesterday`s verse. Have you got it?
Today`s verse is longer, so take it phrase by phrase.
Work on it while you are getting dressed, making coffee, and eating breakfast.
Ask yourself questions. Who is Titus supposed to be teaching? What is he to teach them?
Why do older men need these qualities? Think about their roles in society and in a church.
Define the words that describe what the older man should be.
LeRoy Eims on the importance of Scripture memory: "I think two of the master strokes of the devil have been to convince people he doesn't exist, and that Scripture memory is only for children. He remembers the humility of defeat when Jesus Christ, who was tempted in all points like as we are, met him with the Word of God." (What Every Christian Should Know About Growing; p. 26-27)