Tuesday, January 8, 2008

Role of the Older Christian Woman

In this weekend's service, the role of the older Christian woman was discussed. It was told how she was to teach the younger women and one of the things was to be a keeper at home! I wanted to share more on the role of the older Christian woman and taking quotes (with permission) from Middletown Church on the subject.

Titus 2:3-5
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.

The older women were instructed to be in behavior as becometh holiness (to behave as a holy person, to be reverent in deportment, reverent in behavior, not giddy women whose hearts are centered in frivolous matters), not slanderers (this is actually the word “devil,”–the older women are not to go around as “little devils” hurling false charges and misrepresentations and engaging in malicious gossip), not given (enslaved) to much wine (indeed, not enslaved by any food, drink or medicine).

The older women were to be “teachers of good things.” These women are older. They have learned many things just through experience (“the school of hard knocks”) and they ought to be able to teach and benefit others from what they have learned over the years. Their teaching is to be especially directed at the younger women. The years of being in God’s Word and learning from practical experience enables these older women to pass on valuable counsel to young women, young wives and young mothers. [General Principle–Any wise young person will cultivate the friendship of GODLY older believers and solicit their advice and correction.]

Looking at the Godly women God has placed in my life. They are women who stand out and their life backs up their words! They don't just teach one thing and do another. They are industrious, always smiling and ready to give encouragement. I'm so thankful for Godly Christian women to look up to and learn from as the Bible instructs!

I'm nearing the age of 30 and I "used" to think that was old LOL. Not any more though as it draws nearer. There is still so much I must learn but God has placed these women in my life to instruct and guide me along the way as to what a real Godly woman is. I long to become such an example later on in life to teach others that come after me, such as my daughter. May God have his perfect work in my life, so that I too can become in behaviour as becometh holiness.

This study is continued HERE.

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Paula said...

I just left a long reply about your post and wouldn't you know my computer acted up and now it's gone.


Sharon said...

We must have the same thing on our minds. :-) I posted yesterday about loving your husband.

Christian Homekeeper said...

Thanks Paula and Sharon for your comments.

Paula.....sorry your post didn't make it! =(

Sharon....that is pretty neat! Great minds think alike I guess hehe. ; )

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