Coaches in Godly Living
When God gets to pick the curriculum for His Church, what does He choose to be taught? He lays down godly character qualities for men and women.
And that is the vital ministry which we find captured for us in Titus two. What were these older women in the faith supposed to do?
Just as important as the preaching and teaching of the doctrines of God's Word was the modeling and nurturing of individual saints through practical hands-on lessons in godly living.
We have already learned that the Titus Two woman is an imperfect person, saved by God, and energized by His grace to live an exemplary life as described in Titus 2:3-4. So we could easily say that: Women energized by grace—are reverent in their behavior, women energized by grace—are not slanderers, women energized by grace—are not given to much wine, women energized by grace—are teachers of good things, and women energized by grace—are discipling younger women.
Those new believers, fresh out of paganism, needed coaching, training, modeling, and encouraging in a one-on-one relationship. Godly behavior is a series of choices, and those men and women had to be nurtured in daily skills that would lead to loving marriages and families.
God’s plan has not changed. Two thousand years ago the Lord told men and women just what He wanted to see in their lives, and that is what He still is looking for today!
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