Titus 1:10–16 (ESV)
Qualifications for Elders
10 For there are many who are insubordinate, empty talkers and deceivers, especially those of the circumcision party. 11 They must be silenced, since they are upsetting whole families
by teaching for shameful gain what they ought not to teach. 12 One of the Cretans, a prophet of their own, said, “Cretans are always liars, evil beasts, lazy gluttons.” 13 This testimony is true. Therefore rebuke
them sharply, that they may be sound in the faith, 14 not devoting themselves to Jewish myths and the commands of people who turn away from the truth. 15 To the pure, all things are pure, but to the defiled and unbelieving,
nothing is pure; but both their minds and their consciences are defiled. 16 They profess to know God, but they deny him by their works. They are detestable, disobedient, unfit for any good work.
As quickly as Paul list out the qualifications of pastors, he quickly jumps on the bandwagon of those who spread false doctrine and teachings. "They must be silenced, since they are upsetting whole
families by teaching for shameful gain what they ought not to teach" and so, "therefore rebuke them sharply." To many people today in the church don't care about teachings and doctrines. They just want to love
Jesus... but they don't have a clue what Jesus is telling them.
I pray: O Lord, help me to lead my sheep in paths of righteousness, for your namesake.
Help us to seek your love and your teachings. Amen.