WARNINGS AND INSTRUCTIONS
By Floyd Baker
Scripture Reading: Titus 3:8-15
"But avoid foolish questions, and genealogies, and contentions, and strivings about the law; for they are unprofitable and vain." In these closing verses, the apostle makes it clear that we are yet on the earth and that the oppositions will continue. We find here a partial list of the things, and individuals, which cause division and disruptions among the believers. How easy it would be for them to enter into the things which are "unprofitable and vain," that which will exalt men and not God!
The ministry of the Holy Spirit is to build up, not to tear down. All of the gifts and ministries God has given to men were for the purpose of building up and uplifting the members of the Body of Christ. I rejoice in the truth of Ephesians 4: 15- 16. When each member of the Body is fulfilling the purpose that God has for them, it will result in "the edifying of itself in love." This is why the apostle wanted them to be "careful to maintain good works" (verses 8 & 14). In verse 8 we read, "These are good and profitable unto men." How important it is for each one of us to be working in the area of the "profitable" things! We find also that when the believer is doing "good works" (after salvation), he will not be "unfruitful." Paul wanted all of the believers to be fruitful in their lives. May we also be "fruitful."
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