I hope you all are doing well on this beautiful stormy Sunday afternoon. I don’t typically promote many items here on my blog, but today holds a great exception. I have recently been pondering what it means to stay home. To be a virtuous woman who makes her own items to sell, like in Proverbs 31. Then today as my husband and I are heading to Sunday school, we stopped by our church bookstore. As we are looking around and I am waiting for my husband to complete his purchase I graze through the books and spot this beauty above! All about Titus 2 and the meaning of being a wife and mother according to God’s Holy scripture. Far from being a mother, prayerfully another year and a half, but very much so now in this season–a wife. This is my role, my responsibility and my honor.
As Titus 2 verses 3-8 state: “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. Likewise urge the younger men to be self-controlled. Show yourself in all respects to be a model of good works, and in your teaching show integrity, dignity, and sound speech that cannot be condemned, so that an opponent may be put to shame, having nothing evil to say about us.”
Now, many women in the 21st century are mostly feminists who have a mind of their own, seek their own desires and want to do a mans job–mostly corporate. There’s nothing wrong with wanting to do those kinds of jobs or have those kinds of careers, but there can sometimes be with feminism-yet that is for another time. As stated previously there is nothing wrong with wanting those kinds of careers God opens all kinds of doors. But truly as women of God, no matter what career choice God puts you in, we as women of God are all called to follow this passage of scripture. But there is also nothing wrong with staying at home, being a housewife or a stay at home mama or a combination of both. We are not to look down on either side of the spectrum, but embrace where God has us. The Lord gives very correct and specific direction on how to conduct ourselves as women. He also does the same in Proverbs 31. So as I began this book with great excitement and anticipation I hope to share just a few more posts that continue to shed some light of how women of God should be and conduct themselves.
Praying for every woman who reads this to find out how and who God wants them to be according to His Word!
Mucho Love in Christ and Happy Reading!
–Katie H 💜