"....the older women likewise, that they be reverent in behavior, not slanderers, not given to much wine, teachers of good things...that they admonish the young women to love their husbands, to love their children, to be discreet, chaste, homemakers, good, obedient to their own husbands that the word of God may not be blasphemed. " (NKJV)
Now in all honesty...many of these words we do not even remember what they mean! Discreet, ???chaste..??? Read it with me in the New Living Translation:
"....Similarly, teach the older women to live in a way that honors God. They must not slander others or be heavy drinkers. Instead, they should teach others what is good. These older women must train the younger women to love their husbands and their children, to live wisely and be pure, to work in their home, to do good, and to be submissive to their husbands. Then they will not bring shame on the Word of God. .."
OUCH! Not a problem understanding those words. Don't shoot the messenger. God said it first through Paul.
When you think about it; you are both the older woman and the younger woman in every instance of your life. We learned this recently from Priscilla Shirer in the Gideon study. So, you should be mentoring someone younger than you and you should have someone older than you that you can go to and say HELP!! In fact you are probably already doing this, but have just never thought about it. Who is it that's younger that comes to you with questions? Maybe your daughter? Maybe a younger woman at church? You are that woman's mentor. Who is it that you go to when you need advise with anything that has you stumped? That person is your mentor. It doesn't have to be planned or regimented. Just avail yourself and it will happen..
My mother went to be with the Lord 20 years ago today and I still miss her. And I am so grateful for all she taught me. My prayer is that I am being a mentor, an admonisher to all the women that God brings me in contact with.
Passing the faith along.. This is the way it's done ladies. Until next time, I hope you all have a glorious Mother's Day.
Love in Him,