Lady, Be Light!
To the Older Woman: Wild and Worldly, or Wise?
"... 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." From Titus 2:1-5. NKJV.
Lots of thoughts on this today, a word for "older" women. From the Apostle Paul to Titus.
Back to basics? Surely you jest. We are too sophisticated...
Not very popular thoughts in today's Psycho-Babble-On culture, sadly crept in among many who name the name of Christ.
Yet, here's another slant on what is needed.
"Where there is no revelation, the people cast off restraint;
But happy is he who keeps the law. A servant will not be corrected by mere words; For though he understands, he will not respond." Proverbs 29:18,19.
In our household we have often seen and discussed many applications of these verses from Proverbs. This line of thought on women, and especially "older" women is yet another.
It takes more than the correction of words to turn off rebellion: "You need to do this, or you need to do that." The "revelation" spoken of here pertains to the "vision" that we call "faith" - a deep, heart felt, Holy Spirit conviction, of woman seeing herself as having been redeemed in Christ the crucified and resurrected, as a new creature through His cross and resurrection, living in ways that reflect His very nature of humility and love.
When that faith / vision / revelation "goes live" in the heart, it changes every perception about needing to embrace the foolishness of culture as the director of one's life.
No "vision" or "revelation"? Then pray, "that the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory, may give to you the spirit of wisdom and revelation in the knowledge of Him, the eyes of your understanding being enlightened; that you may know what is the hope of His calling, what are the riches of the glory of His inheritance in the saints, and what is the exceeding greatness of His power toward us who believe, according to the working of His mighty power which He worked in Christ when He raised Him from the dead and seated Him at His right hand in the heavenly places, far above all principality and power and might and dominion, and every name that is named, not only in this age but also in that which is to come." Ephesians 1:17-21.
Just putting that out there, ladies. It sheds a whole new light on what's regarded as outmoded and old fashioned by this benighted "trendy" culture.
Lady, be light.