Paul’s Guide to Living As Christians And Finding The Ability to Live That Way
Notes on the book of Titus chapter 2
2:1-10 Living as believers
Titus' first responsibility, and that of elders, is to teach sound doctrine (2:1). This doctrine must have an effect on the lives of believers, and so Paul advises the various groups of people as follows.
Older men (2:2) must set an example of sobriety and self-control. In Africa, "elders" are respected, and thus they sometimes consider themselves above the law and entitled to do as they please.