In today’s reading, Paul continues his encouragement and teaching of Titus. One of the key verses in this chapter is verse 15, These, then, are the things you should teach. Encourage and rebuke with all authority. Do not let anyone despise you. Paul is telling Titus it doesn’t matter who he is because his authority does not come from himself. He has all the authority as a believer through the Holy Spirit. If people want to despise us for our beliefs, they are not despising us, but God Himself. Our authority and our value comes from Him.