“That They May Teach the Young Women”

Did you know that God has called you to make disciples?  What exactly does that entail?  You may ask, “What am I to do?  And who am I to be discipling?   Our job description is clear, to “teach the young women.”   Mother, if your young daughter is still at home then this is your greatest priority.  A young lady growing up in the faith who has a good Christian mother is blessed indeed!  What a wonderful opportunity you have to shape, mold and influence your child in a way that will bring God honor and glory.  But, many young ladies who come into the church do not have Christian parents or maybe they were saved later on in life.  They need the more mature believers to come along beside them and in love to guide, teach and train them.  Even if they have Christian parents, young women need mentors in their lives.  When Dana was in youth ministry we had several young ladies who came from non-Christian homes come into our church and were saved.  God burdened me then to reach out and touch their lives.  He calls us to make a difference in the lives of others.  If we do not, then who will?  Their unsaved parents will not direct them toward holiness.  The world isn’t going to lead them down the paths of righteousness.  Their unsaved friends will not give them biblical advice.  Therefore, that leaves you and I. Titus 2:4-5 lays out the principle for mentoring the younger women.  “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.”    Today’s churches are filled with young ladies who have no concept on how to live the Christian life they are called to.  These young girls act like, talk like, and dress like the unsaved.   They date like the unsaved.   They watch the same movies and listen to the same music as the unsaved.  And it’s time that the older women step up and speak up.  Instead of complaining about the worldliness of these young ladies, out of love we should take them in under our wings and point them to the Bible.  We should love them enough to hold them accountable to God’s standards. Regardless of your age you can make a difference in the life of another.  It takes commitment.  It takes time.  Above all else it takes the love of Christ.  Every age group needs mentoring.  Pre-teens, Teenagers, college students, newly married, and women with children all need someone in their lives who will reach out and give good godly counsel.  “Ointment and perfume rejoice the heart: so doth the sweetness of a man’s friend by hearty counsel.”  Proverbs 27:9 



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