Tag - knowledge

Titus: Reasons for Writing
What Fools Hate
Why, Why, Why?

Titus: Reasons for Writing


In my previous blog, we looked at how Paul introduced himself in his letter. Today, let’s briefly look at two reasons why Paul wrote the letter.

Paul, a slave of God and an apostle of Jesus Christ, to build up the faith of God’s elect and their knowledge of the truth that leads to godliness…
Titus 1:1

Reason Number One: To build up the faith of God’s elect

Reason Number Two: To build up their knowledge of the truth that leads to godliness

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What Fools Hate

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The fear of the Lord is the beginning of knowledge; fools despise wisdom and discipline.
– Proverbs 1:7

As a child, I memorized that the fear of the Lord is the beginning of knowledge. But to this day if you had asked me to complete the verse, I wouldn’t be able to. As I’ve matured in my faith and spent more time in Scripture, I have found several places in Scripture where this is true.

Fools despise wisdom and discipline. This truth may have been more important for little kid Renae to grasp than knowing the origin of knowledge. I was definitely disciplined on earth much more 12 years ago than I am today.

Let’s couple this well-known verse with another one a mere 15 verses later:

How long, foolish ones, will you love ignorance? How long will you mockers enjoy mocking and you fools hate knowledge?
– Proverbs 1:22

What do you hate?

Hate is a strong word, but I would probably find several items to list in this category. I hate: live insects in my house, eating breakfast without orange juice, all things tomatoes except for ketchup, and using the stall without toilet paper.

My quick response of things that I hate revolve around earthly concerns – my comfort and preferences.

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Why, Why, Why?


Read the first blog of the series here.

Why can start some of the most difficult questions for us to answer.

For us today – Why was Proverbs written?

Fortunately, the first chapter in Proverbs lists the reasons so that we do not need to speculate at this answer.

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