I teach a Titus 2 study once a month, I thought I’d share my notes with you from last week’s lesson.
Older women likewise are to be reverent in behavior, not slanderers or slaves to much wine. They are to teach what is good, and so train the young women to love their husbands and children, to be self-controlled, pure, working at home, kind, and submissive to their own husbands, that the word of God may not be reviled.
What is reverent behavior?
behavior that becomes holiness (Godliness)
a heart attitude of a woman who is dedicated to God. (it’s more about the intent of the heart than outward appearance.)
lays her life down as a living sacrifice ( submissive, servant, not self-centered)
trusts God (not give way to anger, anxiety, complaining, gossiping)
good works (acts of service) because of our salvation
traits listed in Titus 2- God considers these sacred and holy
- working at home
- love husband and kids
“Be holy, because I am holy” 1 Peter 1:16
But let your adorning be the hidden person of the heart with the imperishable beauty of a gentle and quiet spirit, which in God’s sight is very precious. 1 Peter 3:4
Meekness (gentleness) is especially commended to women.
A gentle, meek and quiet spirit produces an imperishable beauty.
not filled with anxiety, fear, anger, complaining
not being easily offended
- not talk too much
who likes a nag?
who likes a fearful women?
who likes an outspoken, opinionated woman?
how does this bring glory to God?
But with what is proper for women who profess godliness—with good works. 1 Tim 2:10
Like a gold ring in a pig’s snout is a beautiful woman without discretion. Proverbs 11:22
Charm is deceitful, and beauty is vain, but a woman who fears the Lord is to be praised. Proverbs 31:30
Give her of the fruit of her hands, and let her works praise her in the gates. Proverbs 31:31
She opens her hand to the poor and reaches out her hands to the needy. Proverbs 31:20
You learn a reverent behavior by spending time with God in His Word. You will develop a deep and unmovable love for Him and an hatred of evil.
I love this quote from Nancy Leigh DeMoss:
Physical charm, physical beauty—those things are an illusion. They’re fleeting. They’re momentary. They can lure, but they can’t last. The thing that lasts is a relationship with God.
Every bit of this is counter-cultural. Every bit of it is the opposite of what our flesh wants to do.
- We need to choose to spend our time transforming our minds by being in the word.
- We need to choose to be in the company of women that exhibit reverent behavior.
Behavior is contagious!
Choose your friends wisely.
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