Titus 3:3 “We Ourselves Also Were…”

Titus 3:3 (KJV)
For we ourselves also were sometimes foolish, disobedient, deceived, serving divers lusts and pleasures, living in malice and envy, hateful, and hating one another.

The Bible tells us exactly why we ought to

  • Speak evil of no man
  • Be gentle and
  • Show meekness

It’s because “we ourselves also were…”

The basis for Christian kindness is the realization that we are no better than any other man. We are what we are today only by the grace of God.

If we then look at this conversely, we discover that those who speak evil, brawl, and act proudly

Have forgotten from whence they came

Worse, presume upon the grace of God in their life. 
They ignore or maybe deny by their actions that it was God who brought them out.

There is a place for earnest admonition and even rejection of the heretic.[1] But there is never a good excuse for unkindness.


[1] Titus 3:10 (KJV)
A man that is an heretick after the first and second admonition reject;

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Titus 3:3 “We Ourselves Also Were…”

Author: marvinmck

Marvin McKenzie was born in the Pacific Northwest and became a Christian at the age of eighteen. He has been in the Baptist ministry for thirty years and has planted and pastored churches in Washington and Oregon. Besides his pastoral ministry, Marvin has been actively involved in training men for the Baptist ministry. He has conducted local church Bible Institutes in those churches he has pastored, from which a number of men have entered the ministry. Marvin also served as: Vice President of the Western States Baptist Bible Fellowship, The Board of Directors of Pacific Coast Baptist Bible College in San Dimas, CA, Dean of men at Pacific Coast Baptist Bible College in San Dimas, Executive Vice President of Pacific Coast Baptist Bible College in San Dimas, CA and Executive Vice President of Heartland Baptist Bible College in Oklahoma City, OK. Marvin is married to Anita. They have two sons, Bohannan and Caleb. Both are Baptist pastors in Washington State. Marvin enjoys camping, fishing and horses.

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