that the older men be sober, reverent, temperate,
sound in faith, in love, in patience;
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.
s soon as I read today’s five minute writing words I immediately thought of these verses in Titus. What kind of women are we suppose to be? I am the older woman to my children and young m0ms who I am suppose to be an example to and encouraging . . . and there is quite a list for me, which includes what is told to the older men (that “likewise” word carries it to us) and then the added instruction to us so we can teach and admonish the young women. I still think of myself as a young woman when I see the older wiser women whom I can glean and learn so much from especially with life changes of my children moving out, marrying and the life changes and how it will affect not just me, but my marriage.
I am thankful for “the women” in my life who have encouraged and instructed me, who helped me make my first loaf of bread, taught me how to sew, encouraged me with Scripture verses and hugged me at church when there were times I barely made it there because of stress and heart-issues. I hope that I can be that older woman God wants me to be for the young women in my life, especially my daughters and daughter-in-laws to be.
Joining Gypsy Mama with her Five Minute Friday Prompt.