From time to time, we invite guests to speak to our congregation in the absence of our pastor or for special emphases.
This young convert was deeply impressed and determined to make these the rules of his life. From that day onward throughout his life he made it a rule to spend the first moments of his day alone with God and God's Word. Before he read a letter, looked at a paper or even read a telegram, he went first to the Bible, that the first impression of the day might be what he got directly from God.
The church in first century Crete and the church in twenty-first century St. Augustine both need regular reminders of who we are and all that we have in Christ. These great truths serve to encourage and exhort us to holy living and good works along the way to our final destination.