The bible Book of Titus “Paul a slave of God and an apostle of Jesus Christ……to Titus, a genuine child according to a faith shared in common. The writer for this bible book is called Paul and where it was is Macedonia, in the year c. 61-64 C.E “(Titus 1:1,4) so begin Paul’s letter to his coworker and longtime associate Titus, whom he had left on the island of Crete to organize the congregation better. Titus had a big task on his hands. This island, which was said to have been the ancient abode of the saying , ” to Crete a Cretan,”meaning “to outwit a knave.”
The untruthfulness of it’s people was proverbial, so that Paul even quoted their own prophet as saying: “Cretans are always liars,injurious wild beasts,,employment gluttons.”(Titus 1:12). The Cretans of Paul’s day have also been described as follows: ” The character of the people was unsteady, insincere, and quarrelsome; they were given to greediness,licentiousness,falsehood,and drunkenness, in no ordinary degree; and the Jews who had settled among immorality.”
it was in just such an environment that the congregations of Crete had sprung up; and hence it was especially needful for the believers” to repudiate ungodliness and worthy desires and to live with soundness of mind and righteousness and godly devotion,”as Paul exhorted. (Titus 2:12).
The book of Titus provides us with little information about Paul and Titus association. Titus was a Greek citizen and often accompanied Paul on at least one occasion went up to Jerusalem and Titus was part with Paul. Paul normally calls Titus the sharer with me and fellow worker. When Paul was writing his first letter to brothers in Corinth from Ephesus, he sent Titus to the Corinthians to deliver such letter.
Titus was connected with the collection that was being made for brothers in Jerusalem,and subsequently he went back at Paul’s direction to complete the collection. It was on the return to Corinth from meeting Paul in Macedonia that Titus was used to carry the second letter from Paul to the Corinthians.- 2 Cor.8:18-24; 2:13;7:5-7.
After his release from his first imprisonment in Rome,Paul once again associated with his two fellow workers called Timothy and Titus, in his final years in his ministry, they proclaim the good news in Crete, Greece,and Macedonia and later spread it to Nicopolis in Northwest Greece, where he as finally arrested and taken to Rome for his final imprisonment and Execution.
It during his visit to Crete that Paul have have left Titus there to “correct the things that were defective and …. make appointment of older men in city after city,”in harmony with the instructions he had given Titus. Paul’s letter appears to have been written a soon as he left Titus Crete, mostly likely from Macedonia. All Paul’s letters written are to build,corrects errors and encourage we Christians Today, let all of us imitate Paul’s fine examples of courage and loyalty in our worship.