the older women likewise, that they be reverent in behavior, not slanderers, not given to much wine, teachers of good things— that they admonish the young women to love their husbands, to love their children, to be discreet, chaste, homemakers, good, obedient to their own husbands, that the word of God may not be blasphemed. (Titus 2:3-5 NKJV)

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Thought For The Week: This is where we must really give thought to who we are as women in the service of the LORD. Our behavior should be as such that our lights shine without having to give reference to who and what we are except we be adorned in the holiness of God—not just in our way of dress, but also in deed. As aged saints we must not use slander or gossip, but use our voices for much better things—good things. Such as letting our honored lives speak lessons of truth, faith and love. We should be able to counsel the younger women on how to love their husbands and children, unconditionally, as the Father loves us. To be discerning in sensitive matters concerning their children. Chaste concerning the love of their husbands. Taking care of the household’s needs when not in the service of ministry. Good—having the fruit of the Spirit and being obliging. Advising them that obedience, in this context, references their husbands — Whose will, in all things lawful, is a rule to the wife; that the word of God — The doctrine of the Good News and the body of Christ not be blasphemed or evil spoken of. Especially by unbelieving husbands, who usually place the blame of what they think wrong with their wives, on their religion.

Prayer: Omnipotent, Omnipresent, Loving Lord, we magnify and glorify Your precious name. We humbly bow before Your throne of grace in Your holy presence. We lift up the young women of the nation before You. Guide and direct their ways, Oh Lord, they need You. Please help them to seek righteousness and to yearn for You and You alone. Lead them down the paths of righteousness so they can become outstanding role models and leaders to the younger generation. In Jesus’ name. Amen.

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