“Titus not only accepted
But since he is more eager
He is going to you
On his own accord.”
ὅτι τὴν μὲν παράκλησιν ἐδέξατο, σπουδαιότερος δὲ ὑπάρχων αὐθαίρετος ἐξῆλθεν πρὸς ὑμᾶς.
Paul said that Titus not only accepted our appeal (ὅτι τὴν μὲν παράκλησιν ἐδέξατο), but since he was more eager than ever (σπουδαιότερος δὲ ὑπάρχων), he is going to you (ἐξῆλθεν πρὸς ὑμᾶς) on his own accord (αὐθαίρετος). Only this Corinthian letter used this word αὐθαίρετος, that means self-chosen or on one’s own accord, and the word σπουδαιότερος, that means hasty, eager, diligent, earnest, or zealous. Paul indicated that Titus was very eager to begin or complete this mission of making the collection for the Jerusalem Christians in Corinth. He had accepted this mission from Paul, but he was so zealous to get going. He did this of his own accord. Are you excited about things that you are asked to do?