Everyone looks at Proverbs 31 as the blueprint of being a godly woman, but there are many more chapters that give us insight on how godly women should act or be, so what does Titus 2 say? Titus 2 gives us a detailed insight how godly women should be, but it also says how we should raise our daughters. Therefore, though we may know how to act, do we know how to instill these principles in our own children?
“the older women likewise, that they be reverent in behavior, not slanderers, not given to much wine, teachers of good things—” Titus 2:3
Women who are older, should be reverent in behavior instead of slandering others; therefore, a godly woman knows how to pick her battles and she holds her tongue. She is also not given too much wine, and teaches good things to others. In other words, Titus 2 teaches us that virtuous women are not to spite others, but to have a behavior of “turning the other cheek,” instead of gossiping about the person. We must also not engage in too much wine, and we must be a teacher of good things and not of evil things.
“that they admonish the young women to love their husbands, to love their children,” Titus 2:4
A godly woman who is a mother or older in age, must teach young girls to love their husbands and their children. This is where they teach the girls to be a Proverbs 31 woman, put her family first, and to be a virtuous woman. Our society has defined womanhood in another light, but when we have daughters, we must teach them the real definition of being a godly woman.
“to be discreet, chaste, homemakers, good, obedient to their own husbands, that the word of God may not be blasphemed.” Titus 2:5
We must also teaches our daughters to be careful and wise in speech, good, and making sure the Bible isn’t not blasphemed. We must also teach them to be obedient to their husbands, but that does not mean we teach them to be doormats or treated poorly.
Therefore, Titus 2 tells us how we should be throughout our lives. We must be reverent in our behavior, not be careless with wine, we must teach good things, which includes making sure no one speaks against God’s Word. When we get married, we must put our home first and listen to our husbands, but that does not mean being walked on, and when we get older and have daughters of our own, we must teach them the things that God has written in His Word.
This is what Titus teaches us, but some people overlook these verses when they teach us important lessons on how we should live our lives as women. Not only should we live godly and apply what Titus 2:3-5 says, but we must also teach these things to our daughters when we have them.
Being a godly woman is not only being godly yourself, but it is also teaching others to be godly as well and to be a living example. Therefore, we must not only focus our attention on what Proverbs 31 says, but we must also focus on Titus 2 for it gives us more insight on how we should live and teach our daughters.