2. WHAT MUST BE DONE? 13b-14 a. Rebuke them sharply. Paul doesn’t hold back from sharp rebuke because it is well deserved. Those that are bent on destroying others must be severely dealt with. The shepherd does not gently ask the wolf to stop biting his sheep. He rushes at it yelling with his rod in his hand and the sling at the ready. In this Paul, follows the example of Christ. He would sit and eat with those that needed to be instructed and helped to turn from sin. With others, he called them baby snakes and said that they were devil worshippers and whitewashed tombs. He did not snuff out a smoldering wick but also flipped over the money changers tables and chased them down with a whip. Both reactions are necessary depending on the state of the person it is directed toward. b. They must become sound in the faith. The main objective for the sharp rebuke is not to destroy but to stop them from devoting themselves to Jewish myths and the commands of people who turn away from the truth. The goal of a sharp rebuke is the health of the person’s faith. Some might say, “you shouldn’t rebuke people because that’s mean.” Paul, would say the opposite is true. To not sharply rebuke in this situation, Titus would be the one that was evil. He would not only be supporting the false teachers headlong run into hell but would allow them to try and drag as many others along with them thereby increasing their guilt before God. Titus refraining from rebuking would show that he has no regard for the false teacher nor the congregation.