Scripture Passage: Titus 2:1-5
Physical features change and fade, but a lifestyle that adorns the Word of God brings unending beauty into the home. Yet, these days, our families face many oppositions that threaten to drain women of their splendor.
Titus 2 describes the lifestyle of a true woman of God.
“...the older women likewise, that they be reverent in behavior, not slanderers, not given to much wine, teachers of good things...” (Titus 2:3).
A godly woman 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, and godly in her speech. She is not a false accuser, scandalmonger, or slanderer, nor does she indulge in addictive behaviors.
“...that they admonish the young women to love their husbands, to love their children…” (Titus 2:4). Our young generation looks at children as burdens rather than blessings. Children are the heritage of the Lord, and motherhood is a gift from God.
Adrian Rogers says, “A father has influence on a child, but a mother makes the greatest impression.”
“...to be discreet, chaste, homemakers, good, obedient to their own husbands, that the word of God may not be blasphemed” (Titus 2:5).
Sober-minded, sensible, using good judgment in her shopping, bookkeeping, decorating, and physical culture.
Pure and sexually moral.
A woman’s primary responsibility is to keep the home.
Submission is not subjugation; wives are instructed to submit to their husbands’ loving leadership in the home.
A woman who rebels against these things will have difficulties with God and with her husband and children. Ultimately, she will have difficulty with herself, because her deepest, most God-given instinct will not be met.
God has a plan for women; when all else fails, as we’ve witnessed in our world, we must return to the directions laid out in Scripture.
Women, consider your legacy, your love, and the life you live. Is your home adorned with the Word of God, and do you glorify Him in how you care for your family?