Titus 2 Women

modest life

Titus 2: But as for you, speak the things which are fitting for sound doctrine.
Older men are to be temperate, dignified, sensible, sound in faith, in love, in perseverance.…

Being a younger Christian woman in today’s society is difficult.  Face it:  our society does not always prize the sober, sensible and dignified demeanor advocated by Titus 2!  Instead, young women who are loud, brassy, unashamed of their own sin and aggressive seem to get a great deal of attention from the media.  This means that young women are receiving a conflicting message:  we want you to be feminine but we also want you to be aggressive.  The two do not necessarily work together, so many young women are left wondering why they are so unhappy.

God’s plan for us is always good and right.  God gives us His guidelines for behavior and when we follow them, good things tend to happen.  When we go against them, we tend to bring problems on ourselves.  Therefore, young Christian women have a blueprint for a happy and productive life:  pay attention to what the Scripture says.  You do not have to be a “doormat,” but you should also be considering your role carefully in the context of God’s plan for you.  There is no room in a godly woman’s life for promiscuity, anger, aggression and resentment—the hallmarks of many of today’s “leaders.”

How can we help our young Christian women become Godly examples?  For one thing, if you know any young Christian women at your church or in your family, seek them out and offer your friendship and support.  Young women benefit from watching the example of older women, so you can set that example with your own behavior.  If you have daughters, teach them the lessons of the Bible diligently.  These are all things you can do to support young Christian women of your acquaintance and make it easier for them to live godly, Scripture-based lives.

Young women, take heart:  God has a plan for you and His word is always right!  Follow the precepts that He gives in the Bible and you can never go wrong.

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