Maintain Good Deeds
1#2Ti 2:21; Ecc 10:4Remind them to be subject to rulers and authorities, to obey them, to be ready for every good work, 2#1Ti 3:3; 2Ti 2:24–25to speak evil of no one, not to be contentious, but gentle, showing all humility toward everyone.
3#Col 3:7We also were once foolish, disobedient, deceived, serving various desires and pleasures, living in evil and envy, filled with hatred and hating each other. 4#Titus 2:10–11But when the kindness and the love of God our Savior toward mankind appeared, 5#Ro 12:2; 1Pe 3:21not by works of righteousness which we have done, but according to His mercy He saved us, through the washing of rebirth and the renewal of the Holy Spirit, 6#Ro 5:5; Joel 2:28whom He poured out on us abundantly through Jesus Christ our Savior, 7#Ro 8:17; Titus 1:2so that, being justified by His grace, we might become heirs according to the hope of eternal life. 8#1Ti 1:15; Titus 2:14This is a faithful saying, and these things I want you constantly to affirm, so that those who have believed in God might be careful to maintain good works. These things are good and profitable to everyone.
9#2Ti 2:14; 2:23But avoid foolish debates, genealogies, contentions, and arguments about the law, for they are unprofitable and useless. 10#Ro 16:17; 2Jn 1:10Reject a divisive man after a first and second admonition, 11knowing that such a man is perverted and is sinning, being self-condemned.
Personal Instructions and Greetings
12#Ac 20:4; 2Ti 4:9When I send Artemas or Tychicus to you, be diligent to come to me in Nicopolis, for I have decided to spend the winter there. 13#Ac 18:24; Mt 22:35Diligently send Zenas the lawyer and Apollos on their journey. See that they lack nothing. 14#Php 1:11; Col 1:10And let our people also learn to continue doing good works to meet urgent needs, that they may not be unproductive.
15#Col 4:18All who are with me greet you. Greet those who love us in the faith.
Grace be with you all. Amen.