Sometimes when reading a book of the Bible there is a phrase which keeps popping up and grabs your attention. When that happens take note of it, write down what you find in each context in which it is found, then organize what you find into an outline. In the New Testament book of Titus I noticed the phrase “do what is good” or something close to that is mentioned 8 times.
I wrote down what each reference says. In chapter 1:8 it says a church Elder should “Love what is good.” In 1:16 it talks about false teachers and says among other things they are “unfit for doing anything good.”
In 2:3 it says older women are to teach younger women “what is good.” In verse 7 Paul challenges Titus to be an example to younger men by “doing what is good.” In 2:14 Paul points out that the objective Jesus Christ has in mind as He works in our hearts is to make us “eager to do what is good.”
Then in 3:1 Titus is to remind people “to be ready to do whatever is good.” In verse 8 those who have trusted in God should “be careful to devote themselves to doing what is good.” Finally in verse 14 Paul says, “Our people must learn to devote themselves to doing what is good, in order that they may provide for daily necessities and not live unproductive lives.”
Now, with the information in front of you, read the book again and reflect on how this emphasis on “doing what is good” is integrated into the whole message. Then try putting what you’ve learned into an outline so that you can remember it. Finally, develop some applications you can make to your own life.