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Titus

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A Greek convert, Paul's "own son after the common faith." The apostle took him to Jerusalem, but being a Greek he was not circumcised. Galatians 2:1-3 . Paul describes him to the Corinthian church as "my partner [or companion] and fellow-helper" on their behalf. He had been sent to Corinth, and from thence brought word of the effect of Paul's First Epistle to the church there. He was also employed by Paul to get ready the collection for the poor saints in Judaea. Paul afterwards left him at Crete to set things in order, and to ordain elders in every city. This he did as the apostle's delegate for that particular place. He was not permanently settled there, for he was to leave when other labourers were sent. Titus 3:12 . Afterwards, when Paul wrote 2 Timothy 4:10 , he had gone to Dalmatia. It is only the later MSS of the Epistle to Titus that in the subscription say he was 'bishop of Crete.' He had the privilege of working with and for the apostle, and was doubtless a zealous and faithful servant of the church. 2 Corinthians 2:13 ; 2 Corinthians 7:6-14 ; 2 Corinthians 8:6-23 ; 2 Corinthians 12:18 ; Galatians 2:1,3 .


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Morrish, George. Entry for 'Titus '. Morrish Bible Dictionary. https://www.studylight.org/dictionaries/mbd/t/titus.html. 1897.

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Tuesday, September 17th, 2019
the Week of Proper 19 / Ordinary 24
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