Introduction

\\INTRODUCTION TO TITUS 2\\

In this chapter the apostle exhorts Timothy to the discharge of his
office with respect to all sorts of persons, of every age, sex; and
condition, he was concerned with, giving reasons for it, taken from the
nature of the Gospel of Christ: he exhorts him in general to insist in
his public ministry on those things, which were agreeable to sound
doctrine, \\#Tit 2:1\\ and particularly what became aged men and aged
women, and young men and young women, \\#Tit 2:2-6\\ in all which, both
with respect to doctrine and practice, he desires him to be a pattern
to them, that so even his very adversaries may be ashamed, having
nothing evil to say of him, \\#Tit 2:7,8\\. And next he charges him to
exhort servants, to obey their masters, and seek to please them, and
not contradict them, and to be faithful to them; that so the doctrine
of God their Saviour, professed by them, might be adorned in all
things, \\#Tit 2:9,10\\. And the reasons why the apostle would
have duty urged on persons of every age, sex, and state, are
taken from the nature of the Gospel being a doctrine of grace and
salvation, which was preached to all sorts of persons, \\#Tit 2:11\\,
and from the efficacy of it, in teaching men to deny sin, and live a
holy life and conversation, \\#Tit 2:12\\ and from an expectation of
eternal glory and happiness at the appearance of Christ, which the
Gospel encourages to, \\#Tit 2:13\\; and from the end of Christ's
giving himself for his people, and redeeming them from sin, the sum and
substance of the Gospel, which was, that they might be purified, and be
zealous of good works, \\#Tit 2:14\\ and these exhortations were to be
delivered by Titus with authority, and in such a manner, that he might
not be despised, \\#Tit 2:15\\.