The aged women likewise, that they be in behaviour as becometh holiness, not false accusers, not given to much wine, teachers of good things; That they may teach the young women to be sober, to love their husbands, to love their children, To be discreet, chaste, keepers at home, good, obedient to their own husbands, that the word of God be not blasphemed. Titus 2: 3-5
I’m sure each of us has read this passage numerous times – but when I was reading this yesterday the Lord spoke to my heart in a different way. Maybe it had to do with yesterday being my birthday and turning 40 (something that didn’t bother me one bit, but others sure thought it was a big deal.) Reading this passage made me realize that in several ladies eyes I am one of the aged women that this passage speaks of.
Each of us is one of these two categories – the aged women or the young women – and age is NOT the only determining factor. The major factor is where we are with the Lord. In many ways each of us are a little of both of these types of women – we have things that we can teach others and things we can learn from others.
Have you matured to the place that others are looking to you as an example of being a Godly wife and mother? Or are you still young in your walk and needing someone to learn from?
Either way, each of us has a responsibility. We are either to be living in such a way as to set an example for those watching, or we are to be following the Godly example we are being shown.
If you are one of the aged women, how are you doing? Remember, there are young ladies watching you – some being your own children. Are you walking in such a way that becometh holiness and teaching good things?
If you are a young woman are you allowing yourself to follow the example being set for you? Are you learning to love your husband and children, to keep your home, and live a life that shows honor and respect to your husband and the Lord?
Be willing to fulfill those roles. Be both apt to teach and humble enough to be teachable.