Who was Titus in the Bible?

Here's the answer:

Titus was a church leader, a friend of Paul, and a faithful follower of Jesus.

The epistle of Titus was written by Paul to Titus. Titus was a Gentile, who was led to faith in Jesus by Paul (Titus 1:4). After becoming a follower of Jesus, Titus became a co-worker of Paul and accompanied him, along with Barnabas, from Antioch to Jerusalem (Acts 15:2). Later in life, Titus became the church leader in Corinth.

During Paul’s third missionary journey, he was planning to see Titus in Troas, but since Titus wasn’t there (2 Corinthians 2:12-13), he traveled on to Macedonia. Paul and Titus reunited in Philippi where Titus told Paul about the ministry in Corinth (2 Corinthians 7:6-7, 13-14). After Titus visited with Paul, he hand-delivered the letter of 2 Corinthians to the church in Corinth.

Many years after this, Titus and Paul traveled to Crete. Titus was left behind to strengthen the church there. His main tasks at the church were to teach sound faith, to straighten up what was left unfinished, and appoint elders in every town (Titus 1:5). The last mention of Titus in the Bible is that he was with Paul during his final Roman imprisonment.

May we have the same zeal for Jesus that Titus showed. We can learn from Titus’ commitment to truth, telling people about Jesus, and his enthusiastic love for the church.

Bible Truth

"Titus, I am sending you this letter. You are my true son in the faith we share. May God the Father and Christ Jesus our Savior give you grace and peace" (Titus 1:4).

"I left you on the island of Crete. I did this because there were some things that hadn’t been finished. I wanted you to put them in order. I also wanted you to appoint elders in every town. I told you how to do it" (Titus 1:5).