Although not a lot is known about Paul’s time ministering to the churches in the island of Crete, Paul’s early departure from the work resulted in a record being left for us of his instructions to Titus, the man he left behind to secure the spiritual welfare of the church. Although the reputation that Cretan culture and morality had earned for itself was infamous, Paul was clear: Titus was to remain unfazed and wholly committed to God’s plan for their lives. God’s power is enough to change the hardest heart. Our works affirm our faith in Christ (Titus 1:16). We should be an example in good works (Titus 2:7). Be zealous and ready for every good works (Titus 2:14; 3:1); learning and being careful to maintain good works (Titus 3:8; 14).
-Chris Rodriguez, Assistant Pastor