Titus 2:3-5: “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 be not blasphemed.”
In the midst of the Greek, Roman, and Jewish cultures, which viewed women almost on the level of possessions, Jesus Christ showed love and respect for women, and gave them a sense of dignity as image-bearers of God. A proper understanding of the gospel of Jesus Christ is what gives women true dignity and purpose in life. If you look at people or cultures where the gospel has not been received, in most cases, the women are treated as nothing more than objects of lust or like a household pet or appliance, which is far beneath the design of God their Creator.
Ladies, on this Mother’s Day of 2020, we want to honor you and thank you for your tireless devotion to your family, and your holy devotion to Jesus Christ. Today we will be looking at the character and ministry of a God-fearing mother. The Word of God reveals a magnificent and wonderful design for the woman who fears God and follows Jesus Christ, whether she is old or young, rich or poor. It is a design which will fulfill her created purpose, maximize her uniqueness, make her a blessing to the world, bring fulfillment to her own life and glory to the name of God. And that design is briefly stated in Titus 2:3-5. The instructions here are God’s design for women in the church so that the church can have healthy families and be a powerful witness in society for the glory of God. Selah