“This is why I left you in Crete, so that you might put what remained into order, and appoint elders in every town as I directed you – if anyone is above reproach, the husband of one wife, and his children are believers and not open to the charge of debauchery or insubordination” (Titus 1:5-6).
Some have said they wanted the first century church — where getting good people to be the elders was difficult. Too many were open to the charge of debauchery or insubordination. It doesn’t seem all that different today, only many do not seem to care about people’s behavior. Dear Christian, you are to seek to put things in order that the Lord may find order around and in you.
Lord, You know there are those around me who are intentionally breaking Your law and then saying that all is well. Help me, dear Lord, not to focus upon them, but to seek to put good order in and around me. All things have always been in Your hands and in You will those things which are redeemed be redeemed. Let me do my part so that I would not waste the time You give me here in debauchery.
Lord Jesus, You have dealt with every kind of wickedness from those who rebel against the truth. I too have taken part in the rebellion. Lead me, Lord, to go away from the chaos of this world and into the order You have created from the beginning. Guide me into all truth and help me to live the truth into which You have led me. In You I have hope. Lead me in faith and hope so that I may be at peace. Amen.