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God’s high calling for Titus 2 women of grace, is for them to express love that their husbands and children can feel. To most of us mature 21st century believers that may sound wonderful. To them it must have sounded impossible. As we open to Ephesians 4, think about how hard it has always been to live pleasing to God, in this ungodly world.
The Cretans of Paul’s day lived in an ego-centered, selfish society that knew and cared little about forgiveness. Roman society became so decadent that it saw forgiving people as weak and unforgiving ones as strong. Cretans celebrated vengeful gods and exalted as heroes those who took vengeance on others. The result was a society so much like America today—filled with bitterness, vengeance, anger, hate, and hostility.
On Christ’s last night with His disciples, He said in John 13 that believers would be known by their love for each other. This type of love is supernatural, prompted by grace, empowered by the Spirit, and modeled by godly mature saints. Christ’s church was built from the start with this powerful nurturing love.
Paul wrote Titus saying that God desires to see all mothers expressing to their children. But this love is not merely found in Titus 2:4, this nurturing love of closeness, friendship, and tender care is the very same love with which God built Christ’s church from the very start.
This is the final quality God desires to see in every older woman of grace, which describes their lifestyle of admonishing, encouraging, or calling others to realize what God has clearly stated they are supposed to do.
This quality is God’s call for women of grace to wise living, encouraging counsel, discreet or focused living, and restraining life choices. In the English-speaking world, when we see someone doing something totally unprofitable, that shows they are oblivious to something far greater they should be doing there is an expression that goes something like: ‘you are just arranging deck chairs on the sinking Titanic’.
Submission in Biblical terms is when we submit to wanting God’s way.
Since the Garden of Eden, and mankind’s Fall into sin—we humans have wanted our own way.
In Matthew 6, Jesus reduced life to one simple goal—seeking God’s rule over each day of our life.
Remember Christ’s simple yet powerful words? Please open there with me:
Matthew 6:33 “But seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things shall be added to you. NKJV
Seek Submission to
God’s Rule First
Life is full of many cares, struggles, and responsibilities, so God has kept the most important things very simple. There was only one word the Spirit of God inspired Paul to write, to describe all that will last from our entire life on earth.
One word at Christ’s Throne is all that sums up anything enduring, eternal, and pleasing to God. What will be the test Christ uses to determine each person’s eternal rewards? It is whether their words, actions, thoughts, and motives were good in God’s sight.
As we open to Titus 2:5 we find that this is the very same word we saw describing the Judgment Seat of Christ. God says everything is reduced to this word: “good” or the other word: “bad or good for nothing”.
Our world is filled with homelessness. Not so much a lack of shelter for living and sleeping—but a lack of godly nurturing at the most basic level of the Christian home. To battle homelessness in the church God has called each married woman to accept His call to be a homemaker for His Name and Glory.
This morning just as for the past 20 centuries, God offers to every married woman in Christ’s Church the privilege of capturing each moment she spends in her home: whether a tent, a house, an apartment, or a palace—and turning those moments into eternal crowns she can someday cast at Christ’s feet.
Salvation is described as being clothed with Christ’s righteousness; and the Christian life is portrayed as putting on Christ each day. So each of us here today are literally, as believers: Clothed with Christ.
With that in mind, would any of these descriptions portray Christ’s appearance as presented in God’s Word, if He were here ministering in this 21st Century culture? Do you think Christ ever chose to dress in a way that was provocative, sensual, or revealing of the areas of His Body that God’s Word says need to be covered?
Do you think He would ever choose to appear “skimpily-attired”, short skirts, short shorts, or with sexually arousing outfits? Do you think Jesus could ever be described as: hot, immodest, alluring, edgy?