In everything set them an example by doing what is good. Titus 2:7

Like Timothy, Titus was one of Paul’s assistants, officially consecrated to the service of the Gospel and who visited the churches with the very authority of Paul. Titus was to put right what was defective and appoint elders in every town, following the instructions of Paul. He had to organize the churches of Crete with leaders in every city.

The elders must be blameless, not only as a person, but in his family and his past reputation. They must be beyond reproach : not proud, hot-headed, over fond of wine, quarrelsome of greedy for gain. On the contrary he must be hospitable, a lover of what is good, wise, upright, devout and self-controlled. He must hold to the message of faith just as it was taught, so that in his turn, he may teach sound doctrine.

Paul encouraged Titus to teach these things and reprove with all authority. To live as responsible person and let his words strengthen sound doctrine. Faithfulness and constancy in the ” Sound doctrine ” must produce such fruits as goodness, modesty and good sense.

In everything set them an example by doing what is good to teach young men to be self-controlled, older men to be sober, serious, wise sound in faith, live and perseverance. The older women in like manner must behave as befits holy women, living in the world as responsible persons, upright and serving God while awaiting our blessed hope – the glorious manifestation of our great God and Savior Christ Jesus.

Being a good example is a best form of service.