Titus 3:1-15, NLT
Do What Is Good
1Remind the believers to submit to the government and its officers. They should be obedient, always ready to do what is good.
3Once we, too, were foolish and disobedient. We were misled and became slaves to many lusts and pleasures. Our lives were full of evil and envy, and we hated each other.
When God our Savior revealed his kindness and love,
8This is a trustworthy saying, and I want you to insist on these teachings so that all who trust in God will devote themselves to doing good. These teachings are good and beneficial for everyone.
9Do not get involved in foolish discussions about spiritual pedigrees*3:9 Or spiritual genealogies. or in quarrels and fights about obedience to Jewish laws. These things are useless and a waste of time.
Paul’s Final Remarks and Greetings
12I am planning to send either Artemas or Tychicus to you. As soon as one of them arrives, do your best to meet me at Nicopolis, for I have decided to stay there for the winter.
15Everybody here sends greetings. Please give my greetings to the believers—all who love us.
May God’s grace be with you all.