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Isaiah 55:8-9

Isaiah 55:8-9

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

WHAT ARE WE TEACHING OUR YOUNGER WOMEN?

"Older women likewise are to be reverent in their BEHAVIOR, not malicious gossips....teaching what is good, that they may ENCOURAGE the young women to love their husbands, to love their children, to be sensible, pure, workers at home, kind, being subject to their own husbands, that the Word of God may not be DISHONORED."  
Titus 2:3-5


We, older women, are admonished in Titus 2 to instruct, train and teach the younger women.  This job and responsibility by no means was given to men.  It is given to us!  We must take this job very seriously with fear and trembling.  Are you?  I hope you are!  We have an enormous and serious job to do.  Do you not know that when we fail to heartily take this heavy responsibility, we are the ones to be blamed for the decline in our own churches as well as the nation?  We, as women ,who profess godliness have a tremendous power to turn and change things for the glory of God and His church. We must take this calling very seriously!  We must teach what we believe in, the Word of God, in order to help shape the next generation.  If our standard is not the Word of God, we are partners with Satan.  Why do you think Satan approached Eve and not Adam?   The serious job of Titus 2:3-5 was given to us, women, and not the men.   Do you want to be judged by Him? "It is a terrifying thing to fall into the hands of the living God."  Hebrews 10:31.  Are you shaking and trembling?  I am!  My question is:  How and what are we teaching our younger women?   What is it that we are passing down woman to woman in our churches and our culture?  God's Word calls us to teach and train the younger women.  Our most important goal, as women who profess godliness, is to help our daughters, as well as our younger women, to build them up for the glory of our Lord and His kingdom.

It is my plea to older women, who profess godliness, to speak from God's Word to encourage our younger women.  Otherwise, we are just old, lacking in wisdom; professing to believe His Word, but behaving contrary to His will.  We must first return to the Word of God and guard it in our hearts, in order to be able to have any success.  We must model godliness.  A good place to start would be to model in our own lives how to love our husbands and how to love our children.  Then of course, we ought to be discreet and model chastity.  We ought to demonstrate the art of homemaking as godly women who are obedient to our husbands as to our LORD.  So why don't we see much of this kind of teaching by our older women in the Lord's church?   Why is it that so many of our younger women are stumbling and struggling so badly?   I want to be very honest here.   I think even in our so called "ladies Bible studies" many of these issues pertaining to Titus 2:3-5 are avoided.  Could it be that we live in a culture that is so desensitized, forgetting, rejecting and minimizing many of these valuable virtues?  It bothers me greatly to see our Christian women indoctrinated and impacted by this worldly thinking.  I am very disturbed to see that all of the virtues of Titus 2:3-5 are not wholeheartedly embraced by our young and even our older women.  We have really been corrupted by our feminist culture.  No wonder our younger women are struggling and stumbling so much!

Lest we forget, we older women, it is our duty to know better.  Lest we forget, we have the Bible to share and to teach the young women all these things.  So, why are we not teaching them all the will of God?  I have heard older women complain about our younger women not being teachable.  Are we, older women,  going to be afraid and intimidated by this?  I hope not!  I know and am very aware that it is a very uncomfortable burden to have to confront what is wrong,  especially when these efforts are not welcomed.  It is no fun being the "bad guy," the one who admonishes.  Remember Proverbs 27:6,  "Faithful are the wounds of a friend, but deceitful are the kisses of an enemy."

We, as older women, must be careful to live out our lives in an exemplary way in Christ, the way we are supposed to.  Unfortunately, we live in a culture that worships youth and physical perfection. This is affecting many of our older women, forgetting Proverbs 31:30 that says charm is deceitful and beauty is vain, BUT a woman who fears the LORD, she shall be praised.  Why is it then that so many are rejecting the older woman "status" clinging vainly to an over ripe youth?  and offering our younger women only confusion and disillusionment.  Lest we forget, we are not to love the world, nor the things in the world.  "Do not love the world, nor the things in the world.  If anyone loves the world, the love of the Father is not in him."  I John 2:15-17.  I am sorry to say, but some older and younger women have bought Satan's lies of "feminism" and have openly rejected the blessing that is found in marriage and in having children.  I am so ashamed when I hear older women encouraging our younger women not to marry and have children.  They say "accomplish your career goals" and delay your family until you realize your dreams.  What a shame!   No wonder there has been a noticeable decline in our churches and in our culture in the way we view family, home and children.

Let's never forget, we older women, the exhortation given by the apostle Paul to us.  "To be reverent, not malicious gossips, not enslaved to wine, and teachers of what is good."  My hope is that we have already modeled these good things in our lives before we start teaching our younger women. Remember, this is not optional.  It is our obligation!   "And I will vindicate the holiness of My great name which has been profaned...Then the nations will know that I am the LORD, declares the Lord God, when I  prove Myself holy among you in their sight."  Ezekiel 36:23

With all this heavy responsibility on our shoulders as older women who profess godliness, let's be very careful, whatever stage of life we are in, since we are to be teachers to our younger women. Let's not be stumbling blocks, but exemplary role models.  Let's embrace TRUTH and start being faithful. Let's get busy, obey God's Word and start teaching our younger women how to be godly.  This requires living out a godly life.  Are you willing to do His will?  "Instructing us to deny ungodliness and worldly desires and to live sensibly, righteously and godly in the present age."  Titus 2:12

May our LORD help us to be careful, to live godly and righteously in order that we may not cause our younger women to stumble.


Luci