Titus 2 womanhood

What are the orders God hath given to us as women?

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Does it matter what we as women do?

What are the orders God has given to us as women?

The West is self-destructing. God is bringing His judgements. Families are falling apart and turning against one another. Churches are going woke and being run by feminists. Vileness is considered normal. Righteousness is hated as legalism. All around is filth and decay. Does it even matter what we as women do?

Actually, it matters very much. There’s a poem that I love that I’m going to share it with you. It was written by Ethel Wetherald.

My Orders are to Fight

MY orders are to fight; 
Then if I bleed, or fail,
Or strongly win, what matters it? 
God only doth prevail. 

The servant craveth naught 
Except to serve with might.
I was not told to win or lose,– 
My orders are to fight.

That’s what our orders are, sisters. We’re here to fight for truth, for our families, for God’s holy order. We’re here to be faithful in the duties the Lord has called to as women.

Trusting God in the melee

James 1: 12, Blessed is the man who remains steadfast under trial, for when he has stood the test he will receive the crown of life, which God has promised to those who love him.

It’s exhausting, hard, discomforting, and painful to weave our way through this melted down poisonous melee we find ourselves trying to survive in. That which God has called good, the world calls evil. Things we’ve long trusted in are failing. Churches we once thought faithful will prove themselves not to be. We might find ourselves abandoned, accused, lied about, ignored, and persecuted. Embracing the duties of godly womanhood will cause us to be ostracized sometimes even in our own families.

But we’re to expect that. We’re not of the world so the world will hate us because it hates the One who sent us. We haven’t the luxury of time. There’s no time to delay. The heat of the battle is upon us. What we do, our faithfulness in the battle, has repercussions for future generations and even for eternity.

What are our orders as women?

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.

We’re not men, it’s not our duty to fight on the battlefield, to fight in Congress or other public office, or to fight from a position of power in the church. Rather, we are called to fight from a position of subservience, of obedience to God and to our husbands. We win when we faithfully fulfill the duties the Lord has given to us as women.

God uses our faithfulness as His women to fight against the evils of our day. He blesses our efforts as faithful daughters, sisters, wives, mothers, aunts, grandmothers, and women in the church to push back against encroaching feminism. To be light in an ever darkening world, hearkening those who observe us to look upon the true Light.

God’s Word and it alone

1 John 2:15, Love not the world, neither the things that are in the world. If any man love the world, the love of the Father is not in him.

Sisters, we must no longer allow the world to hold sway over us. God and His Word is, was, and will always be the standard of holy women. Knowing and being obedient to the Word concerning how we treat our families, embracing our duties as wives, homemakers, and mothers, living to bring God glory in word, deed, and dress, and teaching our daughters and younger sisters to embrace such duties is where our battle lies.

We must study God’s holy Word and then study it again and pray for understanding as we do. The Devil uses biblical ignorance to destroy us. We must hide God’s Word in our hearts so that it permeates our being, molds our thoughts and actions, and marks us as women set apart for the purpose of glorifying God and living holy lives.

Let us pray that our wills, the wills of our families, our churches, and our friends, will be transformed to say, “Thy will, not mine, be done.”

Godly femininity

1 Timothy 2: 9-10, Likewise also that women should adorn themselves in respectable apparel, with modesty and self-control, not with braided hair and gold or pearls or costly attire, but with what is proper for women who profess godliness—with good works.

It’s time to once again embrace our femininity as the gift that it is without giving into the the tendency to prescribe to it more than the Lord has. Exult in our God-ordained duties as women. Rejoice in going about our work of serving our families, helping our husbands and children, caring for aging parents, doing good for those in our churches and communities who need us, and living out the life the Lord created us for. Let us do the work given to us, getting our hands dirty as we do.

Called to be a helpmeet

1 Peter 3: 5, For this is how the holy women who hoped in God used to adorn themselves, by submitting to their own husbands,

Being a helpmeet to a good man is one of the most glorious positions the Lord could call us to and yet feminists have convinced most women otherwise. Our orders are to fight against these lies by living out the truth of God’s creation order. Our faithfulness in being such a helpmeet, cleaning and ordering our homes, changing dirty diapers with joy, preparing meals for our families, and embracing the duties holy women of the past never thought to challenge is well pleasing to the Lord. He can and will use our faithfulness to move forth His purposes.

God’s orders are His commands. Our orders aren’t to win, sisters. Rather, we are commanded to be faithful to the calling the Lord has given us. It’s a daily living out of truth of biblical womanhood and all that such entails that we as women are called to. Let us pray to be faithful.

Soli Deo Gloria!

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