The Greeting - Titus 3:15
Titus 3:15 says, "All who are with me greet you. Greet those who love us in the faith. Grace be with you all." (NASB95)
Paul is sending people to Titus, some to replace him and some that he is to help. He is asking Titus to come to him. But even as he makes his request, Paul is not alone. He has others with him. Those who are with him greet Titus. Paul understood the essential nature of fellowship with brothers and sisters in Christ.
Beginning, building, and maintaining relationships with brothers and sisters in Christ is something we practice in the present.
Beginning, building, and maintaining these relationships with brothers and sisters in Christ is something we practice in the present even more than it is something we plan for in the future. Titus was to come to Paul at some point in the near future, but until then Paul would be practicing fellowship with those who were already with him.
We might long to have face-to-face fellowship with a brother or sister in Christ who has moved across the country, but the Lord has placed brothers and sisters in our immediate vicinity. It’s not wrong to long to fellowship with believers half a world away, but it is wrong to neglect fellowship here and now because we long for a fellowship still off in the future.
Pause for a moment and pray, who is it that’s around you in your week-to-week life or even your day-to-day life that you could fellowship with as a brother or sister in Christ?
More on Monday.