Monday, February 2, 2009

At The Well- The Heart of Titus 2

Today is the kick-off of the new At The Well! Join in- gain some wisdom, encouragement and insight.  Plus there will be great prizes to win.

Gathering At the Well

To participate in the Gathering at the Well all you need to do is answer the questions below on your blog, place the banner above on your post or mention the meme then link up to At The Well.

  • When you read the Scripture found in Titus 2:2-5, how do you see this playing out in your own life?
  • What are your areas of strength? Of weakness?
  • If you could set some sort of goal in relation to this Scripture, what would it be?

Teach older men to be temperate, worthy of respect, self-controlled and sound in faith, in love and in endurance.  Likewise, teach the older women to be reverent in the way they live, not to be slanderers or addicted to much wine, but to teach what is good.  Then they can train the younger women to love their husbands and children, to be self-controlled and pure, to be busy at home, to be kind, and to be subjected to their husbands, so that no one will malign the word of God. 

Titus 2:2-5 may only be four verses long, but it is packed with advice on how I, as a mother and wife, can walk close with God.  For me these aren't just guidelines that I might want to follow.  These verses are a life line to joy.  They help me walk the path God has for me as a mother, wife and woman. 

One area of strength would be that I am busy at home.  I love being a home-maker for my family.  I enjoy all the aspects of keeping a home.  I strive to make my home a place where we can find rest, peace, joy and comfort.

An area of weakness would be self-control. At times I let things bother me way more than I should.  I tend to be a perfectionist so I can loose a little of my self-control when things don't go as I planned!

As I continue to study these verses my desire is to focus on showing pure love to my husband and children.  God commands us to love others as we love our selves.  We are to put others first before ourselves. Ephesians 6:7 says, "Serve wholeheartedly, as if you were serving the Lord, not men,".  I must remember to serve my family with love, self-control and kindness.  To do so will reflect Christ's love.  If I love my family as Christ loves me, then I will be able to say that I am living as a Titus 2 woman.


  1. "If I love my family as Christ loves me, then I will be able to say that I am living as a Titus 2 woman. " I LOVE this. Great words and a great goal to strive for! Thanks for joining us today At the Well!

  2. Self-control is something I'm struggling with in one area of my life, too. God will overcome it for us!

    Great post today At the Well! Glad you joined us.

  3. Titus 2 is full of wisdom and important advices!! We should all read that chapter together. Love the banner too!!

  4. Great post. Self-control, self pity, selfish...I struggle with these too. My MIL insults me often, LOL, I love her anyway...but sometimes...GRRRRR! It can really get me going and ruin my day. I need to let things roll off my back more. Thank you so much for this important reminder.

  5. "These verses are a life line to joy. They help me walk the path God has for me as a mother, wife and woman." This is so true!

  6. Thanks so much for stopping by and for the words of encouragement. I am truly going to enjoy the At the Well accountability and friendship!


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