Monday, April 3, 2017

How to be a Titus 2 Woman, Verse 3

How to Be a Titus 2 Woman, Verse 3

I hope you are enjoying studying Titus 2 with me. Today we are studying verse 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;”
Verse 3 begins what I believe to be the most popular verses concerning Godly women in Titus 2’ This verse begins by addressing “the aged women’, women who are both more mature spiritually and physically, women who have life experiences to share.
I really enjoy passing down the ‘wisdom’ I have gained through 21 years of marriage and raising children; all the tips and tricks I’ve learned along the way. When our youngest daughter got married, she and her husband lived less than a mile from us, and I LOVED it! It always made my heart so happy when she’d call and ask me to come over and help her with this or that, setting up their home, or call and ask about a recipe, it was a lot of fun.
Studying about becoming a Godly wife with her was a lot of fun too, as it seemed I was always able to give her an example out of my own marriage that went along with the topic we studied that evening.
The next part of the verse says we are to be in behavior as becometh holiness, to live as holy women. What are some characteristics that come to mind when you hear the phrase ‘holy woman’? If you continue reading the verse you will read three of them, honest/no gossiping, sober/clear headed and teachers of good things. What are some other characteristics of a holy woman?
Faithfulness
Submissive
Frugal
Humble
Loving
Caring
Gentle
Kind
Hard worker
Modest
These are all wonderful characteristics of not only a woman but for anyone to have, but there is something else that sets a woman a part as being holy. Her relationship with God. When we get saved our ‘old’ man dies and we become a new creature {in Christ} and all things are become new{II Corinthians 5:17}.
When we are truly following Christ it gets easier to exhibit the above characteristics in our daily lives, so much so that even when life storms do arise it is the new, Godly, holy woman characteristics can eaisly shine rather than the old, worldly ones.

In my own life I have found it fairly easy, when I daily read God’s Word and daily pray for my husband and children and myself, to live a life that is pleasing to God, and everyone else around me, but, if I let life get in the way, when I start putting other things first before God I slowly begin exhibiting characteristics of a worldly woman; so, for me, it is easy, when I submit to the Spirit, to live a life holiness, but it is one I have to work at too because it can be so easy to turn my eyes off Christ and sink into the depths of this world.
I am so very thankful my Savior is ready to forgive me when I do take my eyes off of Him for a moment!
So far, in just 3 little verses, the Bible has given us a pretty comprehensive list of do’s and don’ts. Verses 1 – 3 say to DO these things:
Speak sound doctrine
Be clear headed, wise
Be sound in our faith
Love one another
Be patient
Behave as a holy woman
Teach good things
Verses 1 – 3 say DON’T do these things:
Accuse anyone falsely or gossip
Have clouded judgement

I see and hear women tearing each other down so much, and judging each other by standards that can never be met. As Godly women we need to be encouraging one another, passing down our knowledge and wisdom and life experiences; equipping the younger generations to show love and acceptance and help them discover their life purpose. We need to teach our young women how to pray and worship the Lord outside of church.
Mature women have so much they can teach younger women; homemaking skills, cooking, keeping a home, decorating, budgeting, how to shop, and the list goes on.
No matter your age or what you may or may not have, God has given each of us special abilities and we can use them for the body of Christ and to help others.
If you are already blessed to have a young lady in your life that you can mentor to, teaching how to be a Godly woman, and teaching her life skills you are truly blessed! If you don’t ask the Lord to put a young lady in your life that is longing to be taught how to be a Godly woman and how to do life as a woman, your heart will be so blessed!

Next week verse 4!

     

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22 comments:

  1. I agree we need to build each other up! Women can so easily get caught up in tearing others down by unspoken standards impossible to meet so I agree totally!!

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    1. Thank you for visiting Is It Monday, Yet, God bless you Megan

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  2. Thank you for encouraging us to choose wisdom with our words, Jennifer. This passage from Titus 2 is so powerful.

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    1. Thank you for visiting Is It Monday, Yet? Lyli, God bless you

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  3. Being an aged woman and being married for 36 years I enjoy sharing the knowledge with younger sisters all around me. We can learn much from each other.

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    1. Amen Candace we sure can learn a lot from each other! I love talking with women who have been married longer then I have, their wisdom can't be matched! Thank you for visiting Is It Monday, Yet? and God bless you!

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  4. Your neighbor at RaRa Linkup. I love this verse from Titus. Thank you for doing this study. We are given an important opportunity in mentoring others as they grow in faith and practice living godly lives. It is a big responsibility but, as you say, it is one that brings our hearts much joy. Thank you for this encouragement. May your soul be refreshed as you refresh others with godly counsel and loving help.

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    1. Thank you Cheryl for your encouragement, and for visiting Is It Monday, Yet?, God bless you!

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  5. I really learned the power of an encouraging word after I became a mother. I've tried to let that experience motivate me to encourage others more often.

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    1. Amen! Motherhood teaches us so much! Thank you for visiting Is It Monday, Yet? God bless you!

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  6. I am not a holy woman, that's for sure. I could never be submissive. It's great that it works for some though but I'm not religious. I just try to be a good person all around.

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    1. It's all about a personal relationship with Jesus Christ! Thank you so much for visiting Is It Monday, Yet? God bless you

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  7. If we are not growing and maturing in our relationship with Christ and able to pass on what we know to others who are younger in the faith, then there's something wrong. It's the natural process for us to become disciples of Christ, and then move onto becoming disciple MAKERS. thanks for this challenging study!

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    1. Amen Karen! Thank you so much for visiting Is It Monday, Yet? God bless you!

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  8. "No matter your age or what you may or may not have, God has given each of us special abilities and we can use them for the body of Christ and to help others." So true. I'm grateful that one of my married daughters lives close to me. She recently invited me to attend a Bible study that she co-leads. Of course I am attending it faithfully! :) I was honored that she wanted me to be a part of it.

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    1. That is wonderful Lisa that your daughter wanted you to be a part of a Bible study she helps lead! Thank you so much for visiting Is It Monday, Yet? And sharing your story! God bless you!

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  9. Visiting from a linkup! Thanks for sharing! <3

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    1. Thanks for visiting Erika, God bless you!

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  10. Visiting from the Family Friday linkup. :)

    I don't have any Titus 2 mentors pouring into my life, but I hope that I can be that for other mothers and wives who are in the thick of it right now.

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    1. Praise God Emily! I pray He sends you lots of young women to mentor too! Thank you for visiting Is It Monday, Yet? God bless you!

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  11. I'am working on each of these things. Though I'am not married I have grown children and grandchildren and I'am hoping that they see my example. I have enjoyed learning with you and I'm so grateful you have taken the time to share this, Thank you with love Janice

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    1. Thank you so much Janice for visiting Is It Monday, Yet? And thank you for coming along on this journey! God bless you!

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