In the previous post of “Older Women Teaching Younger Women” we saw 4 things that the older women need to model within their lives but there is more to come!
Next we find that the older women are being told to admonish the younger women. In the KJV, we read, “That they may teach the young women to be sober.” The two words teaching and sober have the exact same Greek word and meaning. The Greek word ‘sophronizo’ means to make of sound mind i.e. (figuratively) to discipline or correct: teach to be sober. It is important that the older women realize that it is a huge responsibility and we must take it seriously. How can we expect younger women to know things if they are not taught? For us to go about our business and ignore the sin in the lives of other true believers is not acceptable in God’s eyes! Gal. 6:1 is very clear on this, “Brethren, if a man is overtaken in any trespass, you who are spiritual restore such a one in a spirit of gentleness, considering yourself lest you also be tempted.” There is a right way and a wrong way of doing it. We should teach the Word of God in gentleness and with a humble spirit.
So what are the older women supposed to be teaching? Here are 8 things that younger women should be learning from the older women listed in Titus 2:4-5.
- To love their husbands.
- To love their children.
- To be discreet.
- To be chaste.
- To be homemakers
- To be good.
- To be obedient to their own husbands.
- To make sure their life does not cause the Word of God to be blasphemed.
Whew! What a list. Before anyone starts getting upset over this list of things, go back to Titus 2:4-5 and you will see that this is the list that God provided (through Paul, the apostle).