Titus 2 : 3 – 5
The aged women likewise, that they be in behaviour as becometh holiness, not false accusers, not given to much wine, teachers of good things; That they may teach the young women to be sober, to love their husbands, to love their children, To be discreet, chaste, keepers at home, good, obedient to their own husbands, that the word of God be not blasphemed.

Blasphemed…..That word seemed to jump off the page and slap me in the face as I read it again few nights ago! Blasphemed!! What does that mean?

Strong’s Greek concordance describes blasphemy as follows:

to vilify; specially, to speak impiously….translation: to speak blasphemy, defame, rail on, revile, speak evil.

So basically,. If women who call themselves followers of Christ are not practicing holy behavior,, falsely accusing others, are drunken, not teaching those younger then them good and godly things, loving their husbands(by being in subjection to him in Christ) and children, being quiet and meek, keeping their home(ie providing a clean well organized environment with real food or taking care of the children/serving their husbands….then they are blaspheming the Word of God!!

First I felt sad and a little angry with myself because…..I used to be her. Basically the complete opposite of a Titus 2 woman. I couldn’t wait to get away from my children,. I didn’t want to be home with my husband,. I struggled with even wanting to keep our home clean and organized let alone doing so. I let someone convince me that I was supposed to voice all of my opinions and argue my points and I lost the sense of quiet, shy meekness that I had always had. So there is a little bit of sadness in my heart because of the hypocrisy and falsity that I was living.

Rather than stay in that sadness and anger I will continue learning how to be a keeper of the home (knowing I’ll never be perfect but striving to do my best). I will continue learning how to love my husband and be in subjection to him in Christ. I will continue learning how to love my babies and teach them how to be this godly woman. A woman who honors Christ in all that she does. A woman whose beauty comes from the hidden man of the heart, which is not corruptible.

1 Peter 3 (KJV)¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¹ Likewise, ye wives, be in subjection to your own husbands; that, if any obey not the word, they also may without the word be won by the conversation of the wives;² While they behold your chaste conversation coupled with fear.³ Whose adorning let it not be that outward adorning of plaiting the hair, and of wearing of gold, or of putting on of apparel;⁴ But let it be the hidden man of the heart, in that which is not corruptible, even the ornament of a meek and quiet spirit, which is in the sight of God of great price.⁵ For after this manner in the old time the holy women also, who trusted in God, adorned themselves, being in subjection unto their own husbands:⁶ Even as Sara obeyed Abraham, calling him lord: whose daughters ye are, as long as ye do well, and are not afraid with any amazement.

I still have some learning to do but I do know that God is working. I do know that He is faithful and I have found so much joy since embracing what God has called me, and all women who call Him Lord to do.

It’s especially joyful and worth it when I realize that I am no longer blaspheming the one who died for me and defeated death so that I could be washed and redeemed…one day to live with Him for eternity.

1 comment

  1. My dearest Brittany! I just got caught up on your beautiful family’s adventures and God purposed and fullfilled life! I just wanted to say Hi! Praying you and the family are doing well. Your testimony is inspirational! My love to you and your beautiful family!

    You sister in Christ,

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