In the introduction of his letter to Titus (Tit. 1:1-4), Paul reveals the purposes of his work as an apostle. His leadership in the church isn’t about holding a position. He is “a servant of God,” a servant leader.
Roman society permitted men to treat their sons and daughters abominably. A father’s power over his children was legally absolute. But the apostle Paul urged Christian fathers to treat their children kindly and considerately (Eph. 6:4).