Today's reading: Titus 1:5; 1 Corinthians 3:5-9
As we move into the body of Paul's letter to Titus, Paul's first instructive words to his young, Greek trainee are:
"This is why I left you in Crete, so that you might put what remained into order, and appoint elders in every town as I directed you..." (Titus 1:5)
What a picture of how we should operate as we're about the business of spreading the message of Jesus to those around us. Similar to the situation described in 1 Corinthians 3:5-9 concerning the church in Corinth, Paul was the planter of the faith in Crete. That planting season is now completed and he has moved on to plant elsewhere, leaving Titus behind to water, nurture and guide this group of new believers.
What do these two passages reveal about our need to work alongside other believers to reach and then teach others about Jesus? What role are you presently fulfilling as you serve God? What's one example of you either planting (sharing your faith, leading someone into a relationship with Christ) or watering (teaching, mentoring, discipling others)? Tami
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