Instructions For Women

Anthony Campolo says, many times women are made to feel that they should apologize for being mothers and housewives. In reality, such roles are very noble callings. When he was on the faculty of the University of Pennsylvania, there were gatherings from time to time to which facu … More

Home Makers

The inclusions of instructions for women (vv. 3-5) in this passage is very interesting. In Cretan culture women were regarded as servants or slaves of their men. The fact that several New Testament epistles contain advice for women has been used to elevate the standards of women around the world. Paul was very careful to tell Titus to educate the older ladies in their duties, for often they carry great weight for good among the saints. Seven characteristics are given:

  1. To “love their husband” (v. 4)
  2. To “love their children” (v. 4)
  3. To be “sober” (v. 4)
  4. To be “discreet” (v. 5)
  5. To be “chaste” (v. 5)
  6. To be “keepers at home” (v. 5)
  7. “Being obedient to their own husbands” (v. 5)

Application

What is the priority for the woman in my home? I am so thankful that my wife has wanted to be my wife “full time” and not work outside of the home. It has been said that one of the biggest problems in our world today is that no one is home.

Titus 2:3-5 (English Standard Version)

Older women likewise are to be reverent in behavior, not slanderers or slaves to much wine. They are to teach what is good, and so train the young women to love their husbands and children, to be self-controlled, pure, working at home, kind, and submissive to their own husbands, that the word of God may not be reviled.

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