Part three : Titus 2:4-5 "... Young women to be sober, to love their husbands, to love their children, to be discrete, chaste, keepers at home, good, obedient to their own husbands, that the word of God be not blasphemed."
This breaks the mold of the modern "career woman". But of course Christians have always ill-fit into the world's mold. The young Christian woman is to be a sober woman. She is not a loud mouthed, outspoken, opinionated person, but rather " a meek and quiet spirit".
She is further to "love her husband". Love is a choice. Contrary to the popular wisdom of country and pop music, you can keep yourself from falling out of love with the man to whom God has joined you or in love with the other guy at the office. The same command is given in regards to children-to love them. We are living in a day when mothers are giving children what they want, as opposed to what they need. True love gives what is needed. Mom, your child needs the ability to control himself, the ability to act with prudence, the skill to honor and obey authority, and the grace to put others first-why don't you give these great gifts? A mother was recently overheard in a local grocery store saying "I must find some day care where I can put my child. I just can't control her". The child was about two years old (and out of control). Any child can be trained to control himself. If you don't know how, contact us for information. It is a most disgraceful situation that Christians have no more love for their children than to train them to be spoiled, disrespectful brats. IT DOES NOT HAVE TO BE THAT WAY.
Ladies, you are to be discreet. That means "sensible, prudent. To think ahead". It has to do with the things a lady talks about in mixed company as well as the way she sits, shops and converses.
"Chaste" means pure from all unlawful sexual encounters. Sexual encounters are not only physical ma'am. They take place during soap operas, country music songs, office conversations and lunchroom chats. Stop those encounters and you'll never have an "accidental affair".
Now for the kicker: Christian Women are to be "keepers at home". The primary occupation of the young Christian Woman is to "keep" her home. It is no wonder our children aren't trained, the husbands are dissatisfied and the wives are stressed-we are not obeying the Word of God. Ladies, if you want the blessing of God on your home, trade in the lap top for some "lap time", give up the cell phone for some conversation with the teens, forget trying to "keep up with the Jones's" and start trying to "creep up to Jesus". You can have it another way, but is it worth the price you will have to pay?
When a Christian woman is obedient to these principles, she assists the reception of the word of God in her community.
By David Thompson 2/23/01