In the same way, older women are to be reverent in behavior, not slanderers, not addicted to much wine. They are to teach what is good, so they may encourage the young women to love their husbands and to love their children, to be self-controlled, pure, homemakers, kind, and submissive to their husbands, so that God’s message will not be slandered. Titus 2:3-5 HCSB
We just celebrated Mother’s Day, a day to honor our mothers. My mother is 89 years old and just came home from spending 16 days in the hospital. Because of her physical condition we could not go out to eat as is our usual custom for Mother’s Day. Instead, we brought food in and ate here at home. Many people take their mother out to lunch as a way of telling her that she is loved and appreciated for all she does.
These verses from Paul challenge older women to set the example for younger women. Younger Christian women should learn from the older Christian women how to have harmony in the home. Women should learn how to love their husbands and children, be self-controlled, pure, kind, and homemakers by watching the example set by older women.
Challenge: Thank God for the older women that He has placed in your life. Tell your mother how much you appreciate and love her. If you are a woman, set an example for younger women by showing them how they can live by God’s standards and have harmony in their homes.