15 All who are with me greet you. Greet those who love us in the faith. Grace be with you all. Amen.
15 All who are with me greet you.
Paul did not mention the names of the people who were with him at the time of writing. Neither do we know for sure his place of writing. Both Paul and those with him extended greetings to the church in Crete.
Greet those who love us in the faith.
False teachers did not love Paul or Titus. “In the faith” means those who share common faith in Christ. Cretan believers loved Paul and his friends. Paul wanted to extend his greetings to genuine believers in Crete.
Grace be with you all.
Paul over and again stressed the concept of grace (1:4). He began the book of Titus with grace and he ended it with grace. Grace is central to the Christian life. The Greek says “the grace”; that is, grace that comes from God.
The Greek word for “you” is plural. Paul sent grace not only to Titus but also to the entire Cretan church. Paul intended all Cretan believers to read the book of Titus.
Paul affirmed that the church at Crete needed God’s grace.
Grace is central to Christian living.
The church of every age needs God’s grace in every aspect of life. The gospel itself is grace in its essence.
Ac 20: 24 But none of these things move me; nor do I count my life dear to myself, so that I may finish my race with joy, and the ministry which I received from the Lord Jesus, to testify to the gospel of the grace of God.
Paul viewed grace as behind everything he did in his dynamic ministry,
1 Co 15: 10 But by the grace of God I am what I am, and His grace toward me was not in vain; but I labored more abundantly than they all, yet not I, but the grace of God which was with me.