Too often we have a tendency to “breeze through” certain portions of the Word.
The “parts we think we already know”
The “parts we disagree with”
The “parts that no longer apply”
We do so to our detriment.
Paul is closing his letter to Titus.
See what the Lord speaks to you…
When I send Artemas or Tychicus to you, make every effort to come to me at Nicopolis, for I have decided to spend the winter there.
Diligently help Zenas the lawyer and Apollos on their way so that nothing is lacking for them.
Our people must also learn to engage in good deeds to meet pressing needs, so that they will not be unfruitful.
All who are with me greet you. Greet those who love us in the faith. Grace be with you all.
Paul wanted Titus to come to him.
Titus was encouraged to help folk along the way…
Then this “zinger” of a verse…”our people must also learn to engage in good deeds to meet pressing needs, so that they will not be unfruitful”.
Think on that.
We as believers must learn to do good deeds.
Not just any “good deeds”.
Good deeds that meet pressing needs.
Not just any “needs”.
To what point.
So that we will not be unfruitful.
Fruitful for the Kingdom.
So that the Kingdom will meet the need.
Not the Kingdom of man.
The Kingdom of God.
Most of what we do in the “name of the Kingdom” are unfruitful deeds.
The are deeds for the kingdom of a man.
Seek the Kingdom.
Do the Kingdom.