Whenever you hear the same message, sermon, devotion topic, etc... over and over....it is God teaching us something we need to learn, or relearn or something we need to work on.
I have been hearing the same topic to be KIND to others. Today, I read Titus 3 and once again, it told me to be kind. We may be the only Bible that other's "read". We need to set a Godly example with our lives. Anger does not set a good example. I get so upset (and angry) because people don't act like they are supposed to. Self mindedness...treating other badly. But getting angry only caused me ulcers and anxiety and panic attacks. All we can do is state facts to others in a loving way. Tell them what the Bible says. Share our story to help others. If they don't listen, it is not us they are rejecting, they are rejecting God. The Bible says to just brush the dust off our shoes and move on. The Bible also says to keep doing good. Don't cause a harm for a harm. Just keep on being kind. Sometimes we just have to be silent and let God deal with a hurt that someone has caused on us. We are also to tell God about how we feel. Pray pray pray. Don't talk to others and bad mouth someone who has cause harm or sinned, that is gossup. These are all things that I personally need to work on. I feel that if I don't get angry or let someone know they have done wrong, then are getting away with hurting me. It's not fair. But this is not God's way. Be kind and keep doing good. That's God's way.
3; Remind the people to be subject to rulers and authorities, to be obedient, to be ready to do whatever is good, 2 to slander no one, to be peaceable and considerate, and always to be gentle toward everyone.3 At one time we too were foolish, disobedient, deceived and enslaved by all kinds of passions and pleasures. We lived in malice and envy, being hated and hating one another. 4 But when the kindness and love of God our Savior appeared, 5 he saved us, not because of righteous things we had done, but because of his mercy. He saved us through the washing of rebirth and renewal by the Holy Spirit, 6 whom he poured out on us generously through Jesus Christ our Savior, 7 so that, having been justified by his grace, we might become heirs having the hope of eternal life. 8 This is a trustworthy saying. And I want you to stress these things, so that those who have trusted in God may be careful to devote themselves to doing what is good. These things are excellent and profitable for everyone.
9 But avoid foolish controversies and genealogies and arguments and quarrels about the law, because these are unprofitable and useless. 10 Warn a divisive person once, and then warn them a second time. After that, have nothing to do with them. 11 You may be sure that such people are warped and sinful; they are self-condemned.