12 As soon as I send Artemas or Tychicus to you, do your best to come to me at Nicopolis, because I have decided to winter there. 13 Do everything you can to help Zenas the lawyer and Apollos on their way and see that they have everything they need. 14 Our people must learn to devote themselves to doing what is good, in order to provide for urgent needs and not live unproductive lives. Titus 3:12-14
It’s obvious that Paul tried to be an efficient man. He had a well-ordered life. But his advice here is pretty simple: work and be productive. With so many distractions, it’s very easy to become sidetracked d lose focus. Even though Paul was very bold and probably brash in person, he still understood the significance of helping the needy. In other words, he understood the modern day phrase: the main thing is to keep the main thing the main thing. He had two “main things”: helping people come to Christ and helping the needy.
What’s your main thing? You and I have one (or perhaps two) whether we know it or not. Now, we shift our main things occasionally because of life circumstances, but we all have one. What’s yours?