Titus 2 Women — Part 10

that they admonish the young women to love their husbands, to love their children,

Titus 2:4

LORD Jesus, we praise You for Your counsel is true and helpful. Forgive us, O God we pray, that we so often look everywhere else but into Your Word for wisdom. Help us that we will not despise wisdom and instruction. Open our eyes, ears, minds, and hearts to seek Your will above all and let us stay focused on what is right in Your eyes. In Jesus’ precious name we pray. Amen.

In yesterday’s post I asked you what you have learned about marriage that you could pass on to your daughter or another young woman within your Christian circle. Today we are talking about the love for children. If you are a mother, what is it that you have learned about raising children? What good advice on how to love our children can you pass on to the younger generation?

READ — Today’s Verse

that they admonish the young women to love their husbands, TO LOVE THEIR CHILDREN,

(emphasis mine)

ENGAGE — Fill in the blank

Older women are to admonish the young women to love their husbands and to _____ _____ _____.

APPLY — Available to Help

What are some of the things that the older women could teach the younger women about loving their children? Forget about telling them about the best and safest child car seat there is on the market. Well, do share your advice if they are asking you for it, of course. This blog post is about something else, though.

You see, in this digital age the young women of today are having access to all sorts of information about equipment and food. What they are in need of, though, perhaps now more than ever before, is well biblical rooted advice on how to love their children. I’m not talking about pointing them only to one verse or another.

Think of some of the opinions, rights, and teachings of today that are so contrary and hostile to God’s Word. Rearing godly children in this world has become a bigger challenge than it has ever been before. Do not think, though, that (because of this) you could no longer help the young mothers. Fact is, they need your encouraging words to press on in this time and age. Yes, there are still those among them who long for your motherly advice and are grateful for it.

What are some of the things you could share with others about having and raising your own children?

DO

What tips do you have concerning reading aloud, praying with the younger and older children alike, doing homework together, standing firm when others try to interfere, learning to seek God’s help while things are really tough?

Spend some quality time with a young woman and share God’s wisdom with them today.

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Titus 2 Women — Part 09

that they admonish the young women to love their husbands, to love their children,

Titus 2:4

LORD Jesus, we praise You for You do not only love us, but You are Love. Forgive us, O God we pray, whenever, instead of turning to You, we are seeking answers somewhere else. Help us to look to You for guidance in how to love our own husbands and how to teach the next generation of women how they can love their husbands. In Jesus’ precious name we pray. Amen.

READ — Today’s verse:

that they admonish the young women to LOVE THEIR HUSBANDS, to love their children,

(Emphasis mine)

ENGAGE — Fill in the blank.

What are the older women to admonish the younger women to do?

_____ their husbands.

Love is not all about feelings. It has to go a lot further than that. Marriage is not only for the better days, but also for the worse — in sickness and in health, and until death do us apart. Isn’t that what we have been told — and agreed upon — at the altar on our wedding day?

APPLY — Learn and teach.

Girls, we cannot neglect this! Those of us women who are older and/or are more mature in their faith need to teach the younger women. We should not burden the shepherds of our local church with this kind of instruction.

Matthew Henry writes:

There are lessons for young women also, whom the aged women must teach, instructing and advising them in the duties of religion according to their years. For teaching such things aged women have often better access than the men, even than ministers have, which therefore they must improve in instructing the young women, especially the young wives; for he speaks of their duty to their husbands and children.

DO

What have you learned in your marriage on how to love your husband? Where did you find great examples of how to handle this or the other tough situation? Is there a helpful book that you have read on the subject of marriage? Surely there are some instructions which you can pass on to your daughter and/or a younger woman in your Christian circle.

Admonish a young woman today how to love her husband.

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Titus 2 Women — Part 08

that they admonish the young women to love their husbands, to love their children,

Titus 2:4

LORD Jesus, we praise You for Your perfect plan. Forgive us whenever we tend to go our own way instead of on the path which You have chosen for us. Help us, O LORD we pray, to keep our mind fixed on You and to trust in Your will for our life. We are so richly blessed by Your amazing Love. Guide us that we may praise Your works to another generation and declare Your mighty acts. In Jesus’ precious name we pray. Amen.

READ — Today’s verse:

that they admonish the young women to love their husbands, to love their children,

ENGAGE — Think

What are the older women to do to the younger women?

_____ them.

We will get to the subjects of the teaching in the next few days. Let’s think (and review) how we, as the older women, should teach the young women.

APPLY — How?

In what ways are we to admonish the next generation of women? How can we teach them even though they are not our daughters by flesh and blood, not living with us, and even if we could never invite them into our house? How can we reach these young women?

We have seen in our study of verse three that we can do so by our own example of godliness. Let’s do a reality check: What kind of virtues do we exemplify? Are we doers of the Word? Do we represent what we are trying to teach the next generation — or do we merely preach at them instead of living what we are preaching?

DO — Think

Bible study is important, of course; however, what good is theoretical knowledge without the practical side of it?

Think: In what ways did you miss out on the teaching of an older woman in your life? Is there a young woman who needs your words of encouragement and who is looking for someone who could model the way of womanhood, marriage, and motherhood according to the Bible? Are you blessed to be a blessing? Could it be that God has placed you into her life right now?

Reach out to the women of the next generation.

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