Titus 2:3-5. I have pretty much ignored these verses most of my life. In 2021 if I continue to walk this earth I will be turning 60. I think it is time I paid attention. There is no getting around it; I am one of the older women. Not just in age, but also simply by the number of years I have been a follower of Jesus, which is pretty much most of my life. I have benefited much from the lives of older women in my life, from grandmothers and aunts who loved the Lord, from women in the church who quietly taught me so much about what it looks like to be a woman of God. I can name a handful of them who guided me along the way since my teenage years. God has blessed my life with these women almost everywhere He has led me. But now, more and more I am realizing I am one of those women who needs to reach out to the younger ones. I do not feel well equipped. I am all too aware of my failings as a wife, a mother, a daughter of the King. And yet here is this little passage:
Titus 2:3-5, ESV
To further encourage me to be a Titus 2 woman, as I read on in Titus, Paul has these words which are applicable to every one of us.
I like the beginning in particular of this translation “to live in a way that honors God”. That my dear friends is what I want my life to be about. And here I am given some really clear direction on just what that looks like for me today.