In contrast with other Pauline epistles addressed to churches, the pastoral epistles were written to individuals and were very personal. Yet in their personal nature, they were communicating information to the communities to which Timothy and Titus were ministering, says Donald Guthrie. "They are the natural and human expressions of the apostle's own reflections about the future of the work he is obliged to delegate to others. They reveal, therefore, as much about their author's reactions to the situations he faced as contemporary conditions in the church."
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