Ladies Who Are True Models
Titus 2:3 The aged women likewise, that they be in behaviour as becometh holiness, not false accusers, not given to much wine, teachers of good things;
4 That they may teach the young women to be sober, to love their husbands, to love their children, 5 To be discreet, chaste, keepers at home, good, obedient to their own husbands, that the word of God be not blasphemed.
For some time as I have been thinking about what that Scripture is really saying to me. What is my responsibility as a mother, a grandmother and, yes, a pastor’s wife and leader/teacher?
This past week I believe the Lord has revealed part of this to me in the Scripture that I have been writing in my “Journible” for I Peter 5.
1 The elders which are among you, I exhort, who am also an elder, and a witness of the sufferings of Christ, and also a partaker of the glory that shall be revealed:
Peter is addressing pastors and deacons, and older men in the church.
2 Feed the flock of God which is among you, taking the oversight thereof, not by constraint, but willingly; not for filthy lucre, but of a ready mind; (In other words “Watch over or shepherd not for personal gain”) 3 Neither as being lords over God’s heritage, but being examples to the flock. (as models). 4 And when the chief Shepherd shall appear, ye shall receive a crown of glory that fadeth not away (your reward will be in heaven).
Peter goes on to say to the younger men and we can make an application here to the women on the basis of Titus 2 where it says ‘likewise’ (in Titus 2:3 )
5 Likewise, ye younger, submit yourselves unto the elder. Yea, all of you be
subject one to another, and be clothed with humility: for God resisteth the proud, and giveth grace to the humble. 6 Humble yourselves therefore under the mighty hand of God, that he may exalt you in due time:
Ladies, we should be ‘models’ not by the world’s standard, but truly spiritual models as described in Titus 2:5 I used Webster for the following:
Discreet…. Possessed of, exercising, or showing prudence and self-restraint in speech and behavior; circumspect:
Chaste… pure, decent, or modest in nature, virgins
Keepers… an attendant, a guard, or a warden
Good… efficient, useful, healthy, strong, happy or skilled
Obedient…Dutifully complying with the commands, orders, or instructions of one in authority
For a true child of God, this all comes with a right HEART attitude for the elderly and the young; joyfully, not because you have to, but because you want to, not out of obligation, but out of your love for Christ and Christ alone. Ladies, let’s become true models of God’s Standards. Run to God.