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?
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