Who is Titus?

2 Corinthians 2:12-14 (KJV)

12 Furthermore, when I came to Troas to preach Christ’s gospel, and a door was opened unto me of the Lord, 13 I had no rest in my spirit, because I found not Titus my brother: but taking my leave of them, I went from thence into Macedonia.

Titus was sought after by Paul in Troas but he wasn’t found there.

2 Corinthians 7:5-7 (KJV)

For, when we were come into Macedonia, our flesh had no rest, but we were troubled on every side; without were fightings, within were fears. Nevertheless God, that comforteth those that are cast down, comforted us by the coming of Titus; And not by his coming only, but by the consolation wherewith he was comforted in you, when he told us your earnest desire, your mourning, your fervent mind toward me; so that I rejoiced the more.

2 Corinthians 7:13-15 (KJV)

13 Therefore we were comforted in your comfort: yea, and exceedingly the more joyed we for the joy of Titus, because his spirit was refreshed by you all. 14 For if I have boasted any thing to him of you, I am not ashamed; but as we spake all things to you in truth, even so our boasting, which I made before Titus, is found a truth. 15 And his inward affection is more abundant toward you, whilst he remembereth the obedience of you all, how with fear and trembling ye received him.

Titus came to Paul in Macedonia therefore comforting him. Titus also spoke of the Corinthian people and how much they admired Paul. Titus’ spirit was refreshed because of the Corinthians. Titus loves the Corinthians and how they received him.

2 Corinthians 8:6 (KJV)

Insomuch that we desired Titus, that as he had begun, so he would also finish in you the same grace also.

Titus was requested from the Macedonians to be in company with Paul.

2 Corinthians 8:16-23 (KJV)

16 But thanks be to God, which put the same earnest care into the heart of Titus for you. 17 For indeed he accepted the exhortation; but being more forward, of his own accord he went unto you. 18 And we have sent with him the brother, whose praise is in the gospel throughout all the churches; 19 And not that only, but who was also chosen of the churches to travel with us with this grace, which is administered by us to the glory of the same Lord, and declaration of your ready mind: 20 Avoiding this, that no man should blame us in this abundance which is administered by us: 21 Providing for honest things, not only in the sight of the Lord, but also in the sight of men. 22 And we have sent with them our brother, whom we have oftentimes proved diligent in many things, but now much more diligent, upon the great confidence which I have in you. 23 Whether any do enquire of Titus, he is my partner and fellowhelper concerning you: or our brethren be enquired of, they are the messengers of the churches, and the glory of Christ.

Titus accepted exhortation and went with the Corinthians. Titus is praised throughout all the churches and was chosen as a traveler with Paul. Titus has been proved diligent in many things. Titus is a partner and fellowhelper to Paul to the Corinthians.

2 Corinthians 12:17-18 (KJV)

17 Did I make a gain of you by any of them whom I sent unto you? 18 I desired Titus, and with him I sent a brother. Did Titus make a gain of you? walked we not in the same spirit? walked we not in the same steps?

Paul says that Titus nor himself made a gain from the Corinthians. This is probably why Titus was chosen to go to Crete.

Galatians 2:1-3 (KJV)

Then fourteen years after I went up again to Jerusalem with Barnabas, and took Titus with me also. And I went up by revelation, and communicated unto them that gospel which I preach among the Gentiles, but privately to them which were of reputation, lest by any means I should run, or had run, in vain. But neither Titus, who was with me, being a Greek, was compelled to be circumcised:

Titus was with Paul at the counsel of Jerusalem but wasn’t compelled to be circumcised, even though he is a Greek. Isn’t this an odd Scripture? Why wasn’t Titus compelled to be circumcised?

2 Timothy 4:9-11 (KJV)

Do thy diligence to come shortly unto me:10 For Demas hath forsaken me, having loved this present world, and is departed unto Thessalonica; Crescens to Galatia, Titus unto Dalmatia.

DalmatiaPaul is telling Timothy to come quickly to him since Demas has forsaken him, Crescens is in Galatia, and Titus is in Dalmatia.

Titus was a wonderful believer in God. He comforted Paul, encouraged others, was popular by request among the churches, accepts constructive criticism, is intentional about performing good works, and became the Bishop over the churches on the island of Crete. With this information, now, we’re ready to study the letter Paul wrote to him. 

Article for reference: https://www.lillenas.com/vcmedia/2414/2414925.pdf

Here is a chart that breaks down the book into sections:

Titus Chart

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