Welcome to another Tuesday Morning Coffee conversation everyone😊! I hope everyone is ready for part two of the Titus 2 series. So grab something to drink☕ and let’s get into the conversation.
In today’s conversation we will be discussing Titus 2:5. The portion that we will be looking at is “to be discreet and chaste” of the scripture. First I think it would be best to define the words discreet and chaste. According to the Merriam Webster Dictionary discreet can be defined as having a good judgement in the area of speech and conduct. Chaste is defined as sexually pure or innocent. So in these two definitions we can see that Christian women are instructed to carry themselves in a way that reflects good judgement and being sexually pure. In a sense from these two definitions we are basically instructed to be modest. I know that many women have a tendency to frown when it comes to this term but it is actually a really beautiful way for a women to adorn not only her body but how she speaks. When we are modest we are embracing our God giving feminine qualities. There are several women on YouTube that teach on Femininity, some are good and some are bad, but I appreciate the efforts that encourage women to be soft, speak softly, dress feminine, and be mindful how you speak to others. I really enjoy some of the messages on etiquette because it helps me see what ways can I implement new positive habits in my life. So overall being discreet and chaste are only encouraging you to embrace what you are, A Woman!
I have also heard a women say that they are a sexy Christian but the truth is, that person is just carnal and vain. Modesty is definitely not something that they would embrace and they really are inconsiderate to those that can be negatively effected by their appearance. I know some will say that they are not responsible for what others are looking at. I feel that is so immature for a person who prefaces to be a follower of Jesus Christ to say. Jesus himself said love your neighbor as you love yourself and God said to Cain where is your brother and the murder Cain said am I my brothers keeper. Paul said in 1 Cor. 8:9, take heed that you don’t allow your freedom to become a stumbling block for those who are weak. So in these scripture we are expected to be mindful of how we treat our neighbor. So one way you can love your neighbor is by being modest.
Meek and Quiet Spirit.
In the book of 1 Peter 3:4-5, Peter tells us that a woman who has a meek and quiet spirit is of a great price in the eyes of God. To me I feel that this text can be seen as a woman of this type, is actually rare and that is one reason why God says that she is of a great price. Just like rare jewels that have a hefty price tag certain qualities in God’s eyes have a huge price as well. If we look around our world we can see that these two qualities are rare and are deemed as a weakness but in God’s eyes it is something that He values greatly. Also the scripture says that the women in the old time would carry themselves in this manner because they trusted God as they were subject to their husbands. Actually it even says that having a meek and quiet spirit was the way that they adorned themselves. I believe when we adorn ourselves in with these values as well as submitting to the authority in your life God will have compassion and mercy on you. If you are married it is vital that you give God something to work with. If you are embracing other qualities like being demanding and wayward in your behavior then you are basically telling God that you are the authority figure and you do not trust Him. Plus you are acting in a role that is really foreign to your nature as a woman. A home needs order so if you are in a God ordained marriage then only one can lead and the other submits. But if both parties are behaving in the same manner or have started to which roles, well you know the saying, “God is not going to bless your mess”.
Being an example.
When a woman is a wife and mother it is important to stay mindful that your children are always watching. As a parent you are teaching many different things and one of them is how a family members should conduct themselves or how each family member interacts with each other. Many times people who have a poor lesson of how a family should be, these same people may jump in and out of marriages, hate or fear marriage, or don’t know what a good spouse should be. With that in mind it is imperative to submit to God in your marriage by taking the scriptures serious and be prayerful.
As a parent you are also teaching them how a woman of God adorns herself. If you have a duaghter you will be shaping her young mind of what a woman and wife is, how she speaks, and how she dresses. If you have a son then you will be modeling what a good woman and wife is. Even though your role as a mother can feel at times very stressful, keep in mind that you can do all things through Christ that strengthens you.
So in conclusion, I just want to first say that you woman who is reading this are beautiful, capable, and very important. If you are a wife or mother, instead of feeling overwhelmed with the role that you are in, trust God to be your help and chose everyday to put you best foot forward. Remember God delights in being there for us so you are not alone. So remember take it one day at a time and stay encouraged in the Lord!
Thank you so much lovely people for joining me for today’s Tuesday Morning Coffee conversation. I hope you were blessed, encouraged, inspired, and challenged. If you were then please like👍, subscribe, comment, and share down below. Thank you again! Have a beautiful, blessed day and bye for now👋!
“Discreet.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/discreet. Accessed 5 Jul. 2021.
“Chaste.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/chaste. Accessed 5 Jul. 2021.