“…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…” (Titus 2:3-4)
God is in favor of beautiful homes; yet these days, our families face many enemies that threaten to drain us of our splendor. The key to a beautiful home is the wife and mother. Titus 2 shows us what it means to be a godly mother and how to make a home beautiful. A beautiful home isn’t just about appearance, rather, it’s a Godly home that is beautiful because of the God-honoring hearts who live there.
This passage first addresses the legacy a godly woman is to leave. She teaches younger women how to instill values in their own families by example. She has the perfume of God in her life. She is marked by holiness and godliness in her speech. She is not to be a false accuser, one looking for scandals, or a slanderer, nor does she indulge in addictive behaviors.
Secondly, this passage tells of the love the godly woman is to learn. Being a mother is not easy, nor is it glamorous, but there is no higher calling. The impression a mother can leave on her children will last a lifetime and has an eternal impact.
- What are some things you can thank God for about your mother?
- How did your mother shape your life today? How has that affected the way you interact with those you have influence over?