Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Word Filled Wednesday

On Pastor spoke on the role of older women in our Mother's Day service Sunday evening. It was a good reminder for me and one other grandmother in attendance but I think the lesson is for all women throughout all time. This stance is most unpopular in today's world, even within the church but it is God's stance so for me there is no disputing it.

"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 not be blasphemed." Titus 2:3-5

In eras past, most men worked out of the home-farming, woodworking etc and was a pivotal influence in the family, especially in the lives of the children. With the industrial revolution men started taking jobs outside of the home; therefor no longer as great an influence as before. Then came a time when women were drawn away from the natural God given responsibilities of a family and home. They began to find their fulfillment out in the world and away from children and husbands. God instructed us to be helpmeet's to our husbands, to train up our children,
to be keepers of the home and when the time comes and we have no more children we are to teach the younger women how to live godly lives. For some staying at home is an impossibility but for many it is a choice. A choice to have nicer homes, cars and things while husbands and children suffer; it is not a choice the Lord designed for us.

For those of us grandmothers, let us raise up to the call to help our daughters, our sons, and other young wives and mothers to live in a way that glorifies the Lord. If we don't accept this responsibility, who will?


  1. Great post Mom! I wish I heard more of the sermon.

  2. So true! So sad that so many of todays young women are not able to stay at home even sacrificing the second car, the vacations, going out to eat. I pray for these families.

  3. I agree with Kim, beautiful words and so very true. Hugs friend..

  4. Loved your post. You condensed your pastors message wonderfully. Thanks for the compliment on my hair. I liked your hair longer in a picture you posted awhile back (o: That was up Boulder canyon. There are some better drives than that, but try it some time. It ends up in a little town called Nertherland (sp?). Old hippi town (o: not much there. Now I forget what else I was going to say.

  5. Noreen.
    Awesome, and such a most needed challenge, thank you for sharing this timely message, I enjoyed reading it and saying Amen, Lord help me to be the Titus 2 woman. thank you for sharing, and thank you for visiting and for always encouraging me. I always enjoy visiting with you. I bet if we could sit and talk we would find that we are on the same level of thinking. And that common link would be our Lord.


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