The Magnificence of Motherhood

Titus 2:1-5

Adrian Rogers

Sermon Overview

Scripture Passage: Titus 2:1-5

God Almighty created and sanctioned the home to be the sweetest place on Earth. Jesus Christ is the greatest home builder; yet our enemy is the greatest home wrecker.

There is a satanic war on marriage, specifically on motherhood. We must remember the magnificence of motherhood, and how it is the highest calling women could ever receive.

Titus 2:3-5 says, “...the older women likewise, that they be reverent in behavior, not slanderers, not given to much wine, teachers of good things— that they admonish the young women to love their husbands, to love their children, to be discreet, chaste, homemakers, good, obedient to their own husbands, that the word of God may not be blasphemed.”

First, we must remember the glorious place God gave wives.

Wives were created to be helpmeets to their husbands. In the home, the woman is to be under the direction and leadership of the man.

Second, we need to remember the grievous problem.

There are women who do not want that God-assigned place.

But we must remember there is a chain of command, even in the home, and we cannot function if we aren’t working within it.

Adrian Rogers says, “When a woman rebels against God’s plan, she is sinning against the God of that plan.”

When a mother rebels against the chain of command, she also sins against her own nature, her welfare, and her family. There are some who will prioritize their own “fulfillment” over their families, which leads to neglecting their husbands and children.

But there is a better way for wives and mothers, and it is God’s gracious plan.

1 Peter 3:7 says, “Husbands, likewise, dwell with them with understanding, giving honor to the wife, as to the weaker vessel, and as being heirs together of the grace of life, that your prayers may not be hindered.”

A husband who has been given the great responsibility of leading the family owes his wife provision. He also owes his wife protection and partnership. She is not to be excluded; instead, there is to be togetherness, as we are co-heirs of grace.

Apply it to your life

There is a magnificence to motherhood and a glory to femininity; are you following God’s plan? Consider your glorious place as a wife and mother; repent of the grievous problem, and instead, abide by God’s gracious plan.