There is a multitude of things that are going on right now that are just mind boggling to me and should be to you. Just a few of these are:
Anyone can have an opinion.
Anyone can say what they want.
Anyone can just worry about self.
Anyone can hurt others feelings.
Anyone can hate.
Anyone can be nonchalant.
Anyone can not care.
Anyone can cause quarreling to happen.
Anyone can deceive.
The list goes on, but basically anyone can do WHAT THEY PLEASE!!!
No matter what you might think, this is what is going on in the world today. These things are causing divisions in family, friends, workplace, and God’s Church. Somehow–someway–this has got to stop and God has the answers in Titus chapter 3.
Model citizens/Christians should act like this:
Verses 1 and 2 tell us to respect authority, speak evil of no one, to be peaceable, gentle, showing humility towards all men.
Verses 3-8 Talks about our changing from an old life to a new life (Baptism), Christ’s coming and His death on the cross for our salvation. These verses also show us that those who believer in God should maintain good works. Those things that are profitable and good to men.
Verse 9: Avoid foolish disputes, contentions.
Verses 10 and 11 instruct us to REJECT a divisive man after you have tried to correct the wrongness he is causing. Knowing full well that such a person is warped and sinning, being self condemned.
God wants us to be MODEL CITIZENS!! He wants us to FOLLOW HIS INSTRUCTION. If we would just do that, we would have a better world to live in. Take some time and study this chapter, make yourself and those around you appreciate what we have and stop dwelling on negative things that are happening.