Almighty and Holy God, you are El Roi, the God who sees me. You know my frailties and my tendency to forget. Thank you that Paul reminds me of the gospel as he writes his salutation. He puts the most important message first in his letters. I need that repetition, Father. Thank you for your provision for my short coming. I pray the last name on my mind at the end of my days is Jesus. I lift my praise in the name and authority of Jesus, according to your good and perfect will. Amen.
“Paul, a servant of God and an apostle of Jesus Christ, for the sake of the faith of God’s elect and their knowledge of the truth, which accords with godliness, in hope of eternal life, which God, who never lies, promised before the ages began and at the proper time manifested in his word through the preaching with which I have been entrusted by the command of God our Savior; To Titus, my true child in a common faith: Grace and peace from God the Father and Christ Jesus our Savior.” ( Titus 1: 1-4 ESV)