Titus 3:14…”Our people must learn to devote themselves to doing what is good, in order to provide for urgent needs and not live unproductive lives.” What people? Those in the church, and in the case of this epistle, the church on the island of Crete. How does this relate to us today? Well, this is one example of the myriad New Testament instructions on how to function in our local church, so for us, it applies to the church to which we belong. So, according to this verse, we need to learn to do what is good, which implies that we need to be discipled. In other words, we aren’t born with an inherent knowledge of what is good, especially not when it comes to God’s word. This includes providing for the urgent needs of others in our church. If we don’t care for others in our church, then our lives are unproductive according to this passage. So, what about you? Take time to think carefully about how to apply the Word of God to your life, and let it read you, instead of using it as a magic lamp for your own selfish wishes.