Hello and Happy Tuesday! Guess what? It snowed last night! Needless to say, I was a happy camper when I woke up this morning. Not that it snowed much, only maybe an inch, but still…I can’t help myself. I just love snow that much:) I was a little afraid of how the roads might be [mainly because of other drivers…I’m quite used to snow driving] but they weren’t really bad at all. Thank goodness.
I wanted to share something I read from Titus this morning that I found insightful and interesting…
“Likewise teach the older women to be reverent in the way they live, not to be slanderers or addicted to much wine, but to teach what is good. Then they can train the younger women to love their husbands and children, to be self-controlled and pure, to be busy at home, to be kind, and to be subject to their husbands, so that no one will malign the word of God.”
When Titus says ‘older women’, that doesn’t necessarily mean just those older in age. It can also refer to women who are more mature in their faith than others. What would our lives be like it we all had an older, mature Christian women guiding us, loving us, and living life along side us? Some of you may have had this sort of leadership in a mother or Christian mentor, but there are many women out there who have never had a positive role model in their lives.
If every older [mature] woman took this scripture seriously, and made a point of guiding the younger women in their lives, I’m convinced our society as a whole would be a better place. I think we would see fewer broken homes and more solid marriages than we do today. I think it would be easier to stay on the track God has called us to if we all received the proper encouragement and support along the way. The concept of older women mentoring younger women was important enough to be included in the New Testament, so it must be worthwhile for us today as well.
Is there someone in your life who has been a mentor or positive role model to you? Or maybe there is someone you have mentored in the past? What did you gain from that relationship? Ask the Lord to highlight those around you who may need some encouragement and guidance—young or old, we can all use a little support now and then. Just something to think about.
Well, I hope you all have a great rest of your day! God Bless:)