A Week Of Titus Older Women

Many of our oldest trees are dead or dying. They've been there for ages and have stood the test of time. They've seen storms come and go, faced drought, flooding and disease. Their bark is tough and their trunks are thick and sturdy.

Next to most of these older trees is a smaller tree, like the one pictured here. The old tree has dropped its seeds and they have taken root. Someday the large tree will probably fall over and decay back into the soil, while the new tree grows up big and strong from the nutrients in the old tree.

The aged women likewise, that they be in behaviour as becometh holiness, not false accusers, not given to much wine, teachers of good things; That they may teach the young women to be sober, to love their husbands, to love their children, To be discreet, chaste, keepers at home, good, obedient to their own husbands, that the word of God be not blasphemed. Titus 2:3-5

We may not be ancient like these old trees, but we are being called to bring up women younger than us in holiness. We have learned so many lessons, regardless of how old we are, that would be greatly appreciated by a woman who is struggling. One day when we're ready to topple over, there will be a forest of young trees around us growing healthy and strong because of our love and care.

Make this a week of being a Titus older woman to someone younger than you. Read back over the list of things Paul outlined that were of greatest importance. Think back on your own experiences, pray that God will show you someone who needs you and then share what you know so she can have the precious gift of your wisdom. Somewhere down the road she will share with a younger woman, and God's word will continue for generations.


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