After instructing Titus on how best to establish Godly leadership and conduct in the church (elders) and in the home (men and women), Paul now turns to a third critical context for Gospel to be lived and proclaimed – the workplace!
Paul reminds Titus that his own conduct must be consistent with his teaching – lit. ‘holding yourself alongside’. It requires ‘integrity and seriousness’. It is all too easy to so want to please or impress in our teaching that we compromise the truth for the sake of effect.