We live in a lost world. A world that is separated from God because of sin. If you’ve known Christ as Savior and Lord for some time, it might be easy to forget what it’s like to be lost. But it’s important to remember. It’s important to never forget what it was like when you didn’t know Him. There are countless people around you that need to know the hope that you have. They need you to share the Good News of Jesus.
Paul is encouraging Titus to do just that here in chapter three:
“Remind the people to be subject to rulers and authorities, to be obedient, to be ready to do whatever is good, to slander no one, to be peaceable and considerate, and always to be gentle toward everyone. At one time we too were foolish, disobedient, deceived and enslaved by all kinds of passions and pleasures. We lived in malice and envy, being hated and hating one another. But when the kindness and love of God our Savior appeared, he saved us, not because of righteous things we had done, but because of his mercy. He saved us through the washing of rebirth and renewal by the Holy Spirit, whom he poured out on us generously through Jesus Christ our Savior, so that, having been justified by his grace, we might become heirs having the hope of eternal life.” – Titus 3:1-7 NIV