Titus 3:8 (ESV): 8 The saying is trustworthy, and I want you to insist on these things, so that those who have believed in God may be careful to devote themselves to good works. These things are excellent and profitable for people.
Titus 3 begins with the admonition to remind the people to be submissive to rulers and authorities so that they might be ready for every good work. There are a variety of other admonitions about how to get along well with others.
This is set in the context that once they were disobedient and slaves to sin, but then by God’s grace they were saved and became heirs according to the hope of eternal life.
This is the saying that Paul said Titus must insist on so that God’s people would be careful to devote themselves to good works.
Paul warned again about foolish controversies that take people’s attention away from Christ, and his final instruction in verse 14 is again that the people should learn to do good works to help people in need.
God’s people should be known for doing good works. Rather than stirring up trouble, arguing over theological intricacies or being focused on oneself, we should seek to help people in need.
Heavenly Father, help me to live out my faith by doing good works, helping others who are in need. Amen.