Scripture Passage: Titus 2:3-5
God is in favor of beautiful homes; yet these days, our families face many enemies that threaten to drain us of our splendor. The key to a beautiful home is the wife and mother.
Titus 2 shows us what it means to be a godly mother and how to make a home beautiful.
“…the older women likewise, that they be reverent in behavior, not slanderers, not given to much wine, teachers of good things…” (Titus 2:3).
This passage first addresses the legacy the godly woman is to leave. She teaches younger women how to be homemakers and how to instill values in their own families by example. She has the perfume of God in her life, marked by holiness, godly in her speech. She is not to be a false accuser, scandalmonger, or slanderer, nor does she indulge in addictive behaviors.
Secondly, this passage tells of the love the godly woman is to learn.
“...that they admonish the young women to love their husbands, to love their children…” (Titus 2:4). Some look at children as burdens rather than blessings. Older women are instructed to teach the younger women how to love their families.
Adrian Rogers says, “Being a homemaker is not easy, not glamorous, but there is no higher calling. Fathers have influence on their children, but mothers make the greatest impression.”
Finally, this passage teaches us the lifestyle the godly woman is to live.
“...to be discreet, chaste, homemakers, good, obedient to their own husbands, that the word of God may not be blasphemed” (Titus 2:5).
Here are some descriptions regarding a godly woman:
Discreet: She is sober-minded, sensible, using good judgment in her shopping, bookkeeping, decorating, and physical culture.
Chaste: She is pure and sexually moral.
Homemakers: A woman’s primary responsibility is to keep the home.
Good: She is kind-hearted.
Obedient to her husband: Submission is not subjugation; wives are instructed to submit to their husbands’ loving leadership in the home.
Adrian Rogers says, “When is a train more free: on the train tracks or running through the meadow? When you get on God’s plan and begin to obey the Word, you’ll find that God will give you incredible liberty.”
Apply it to your life
These verses have inspired us to make a home beautiful and adorn the doctrine of God. A woman is to learn these three things: The legacy she is to leave, the love she’s to learn and the lifestyle she is to live.
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