Titus 3:2 GW Believers shouldn't curse anyone or be quarrelsome, but they should be gentle and show courtesy to everyone.
How often do we destroy our witness for Christ by losing our temper, castigating a clerk, an official with whom we disagree, another driver? Even our disputes don't need to be with the use of language unbecoming, or name calling. We can firmly state our case, always keeping in mind that Jesus died for all sinners--not just you and me.
Lord, even when I disagree, help me treat others with respect. Amen.
V. 3-5 GW Indeed, we, too, were once stupid, disobedient, and misled. We were slaves to many kinds of lusts and pleasures. We were mean and jealous. We were hated, and we hated each other.
However, when God our Savior made his kindness and love for humanity appear, he saved us, but not because of anything we had done to gain his approval. Instead, because of his mercy he saved us through the washing in which the Holy Spirit gives us new birth and renewal.