Aged Women Teach the Young Women
by Lisa Walker Thomas
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Titus 2: 3-5 The aged women likewise, that they be in behavior as becometh holiness, not false accusers, not given to much wine, teachers of good things. (4) That they may teach the young women to be sober, to love their husbands, to love their children, (5) To be discreet, chaste, keepers at home, good, obedient to their own husbands, that the word of God be not blasphemed.
Proverbs 31:10: Who can find a virtuous woman for her price is far above rubies?
This scripture gives a commandment to the aged women and while the scripture may be discussing age in terms of years to a larger extent it is beckoning the mature women in Christ to teach the women who are babes in Christ, admonishing them teach the younger women how to be chaste, discreet, good and obedient and Lord knows we need to teach them. Ladies donít ignore the cry in your sisters voice, recognize it, listen intently for the scream although you know she may not be making a sound but you can hear her cry through her appearance and her demeanor and you know she needs some help, aged women teach the younger women.
In todayís society I see teenage girls who are happy to dress, talk, and act like teenage boys, Iíve even seen young ladies fighting in the streets, cursing like sailors (no offense to sailors) and doing every manner of thing opposite of what Iím certain they were taught. If theyíre not acting like little boys, then they are some who donít know how to get attention except they reveal their physical treasures for the world to see, they are showing legs, breast, bellyís, backs and sometimes all at the same time and when we see that, that is a cry for help and sometimes it turns into a scream aged women, teach the younger women.
In todayís society we are privy to belly buttons and mid drifts, black nail polish and micro minnies, tongue piercing and tattoos, they call it expressing themselves. And because we have allowed these young women and some older women to express themselves in this manner we have birthed confusion into the hearts and minds of our young women. The bible ask that the aged women teach the young women how to be discreet and chaste, discreet means you donít need to be seen, it means that you have a quiet way about you that does not draw too much attention to yourself, it is a manner of speaking that suggest you are polite and a lady. Chaste means that you are not a promiscuous woman, it means the first little boy who tells you your pretty will not prompt you to step out of your underwear for a night of fornication. If you find yourself deep in fornication, youíre not doing that because you want to, or even because you enjoy it, youíre doing it because you are screaming for help and have literally given up and thrown your body away. Aged women teach the younger women.
Listen women if you are in your 20ís, 30ís, 40ís, 50ís, or 60ís, do not allow a man to run a game on you, why? If you are seeing someone and he wonít commit to you, stop right there, donít move any further in the relationship, I need you to back all the way up and head towards the nearest exit, my beautiful sister, that man is using you and you need to relinquish him from your life. Donít you know the more you throw yourself at a man the more he will run in the opposite direction? Also, if youíre not seeing more than one person (and you shouldnít be) why in heavenís name would you allow him to bring that foolishness to your door step? Why are some of you women accepting the fact that the man your with, is with you and several other women at the same time, donítí allow that! You are a beautiful creation by God, and you can never settle for second best because you were only built for first! Ask yourself why? Know your value; stop allowing men to determine your price, the bible says who can find a virtuous woman for her price is far above rubies! Do you hear that, far above rubies? That means that you are a rare find girl! A rare find! Aged women, teach the young women.
Listen young ladies, do you know that young man, you know the one who keeps telling you how pretty you are, how beautiful your body is, how you have the most incredible eyes he has ever seen, well the only problem with that is heís told ten other young ladies the exact same thing, but youíre the one who stopped and paid attention, so to that I say, back all the way up, turn around and leave that Ďlittle boyí exactly where he stands that is his attempt to have his needs met, but your price is far above rubies. You are not one of the many, you are one of the few you are the daughter of a King!
Too many women, not simply young women but older women as well women in their 20ís, 30ís, 40ís 50ís, and 60ís are getting and seeking their validation from a man. Women now days donít feel attractive or beautiful unless a man has told them they were. They wait hopelessly by the phone for some little boy or corrupt man to call and if he doesnít call they become emotional wrecksÖmy question, why? Celebrate yourself women, you have to love yourself the way our Heavenly Father loves us, and He loves us unconditionally. You see we donít have to lose weight to attract Godís attention, nor do we need to dress up or dress down, we donít have to have long hair, or manicured nails our Heavenly Father simply loves us, Aged women teach the young women.
Now then, donít get me wrong women, Iím not saying donít take care of yourself, please do that. Because youíre not going to get married having bad breath and crazy hair, thatís not what Iím advising. But take care of yourself because itís inside of you to do, for you. Not because of anyone else but because God made you beautiful, so be beautiful whatever your size, height, or ethnicityÖbe beautiful. True beauty flows from your heart and it comes in the form of compassion, sincerity, and kindness.
Listen women I know this is so much different from my regular writing of encouragement, but Iíve grown tired of seeing and hearing about my sisters being hurt, I want you to know youíre a peculiar people, a royal priesthood? Thatís why we have so much work to do, donít ignore the cry in your sisters voice, although you know she may not be making a sound, but you can hear her through her appearance and her demeanor, you know she needs some help, so as the bible says aged women teach the younger women and when we do His Glory shall be made manifest in our lives.
To God be the Glory for the things He has done!
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