Conversations To Avoid

Titus 3:9: “Avoid foolish questions, and genealogies, and contentions, and striving about the law; for they are unprofitable and vain.”

Avoid: There are certain conversations we should keep away from and take no part in.

Foolish questions: We should avoid silly questions, that even if we find the answers amount to nothing. These are questions that bring forth no profit and are a waste of time. They are unprofitable and vain.

Genealogies: We are to avoid foolish questions about genealogies. They are unprofitable and vain. We should only focus on the genealogies from the stand point that they point to Jesus Christ and His heritage.

Contentions and striving about the law: We are also to avoid verbal arguments and struggles where one is trying to prove a point and keep us under the law. These verbal arguments and struggles are unprofitable and vain.

  1. “Now we know that what things soever the law saith, it saith to them who are under the law: that every mouth may be stopped, and all the world may become guilty before God” (Romans 3:19). The law is for those who are under the law and for the purpose of stopping their mouth and proving them guilty before God.
  2. “Ye are not under the law, but under grace” (Romans 6:14). We are not under the law for God’s amazing grace has redeemed us from the law. “When the fullness of the time was come, God sent forth his Son, made of a woman, made under the law, to redeem them that were under the law, that we might receive the adoption of sons” (Galatians 4:4-5). “If ye be led of the Spirit, ye are not under the law” (Galatians 5:18).
  3. “The law was our schoolmaster to bring us unto Christ, that we might be justified by faith” (Galatians 3:24). The law was our teacher, instructing us of God’s plan of salvation and to bring us to Christ that we might become partakers of this salvation of God. “The law was given by Moses, but grace and truth came by Jesus Christ” (John 1:17).