August 28th, 2018
A Biblical Prescription for A Woman’s Success
Titus 2:3-5 (KJB) The aged women likewise, that they be in behaviour as becometh holiness, not false accusers, not given to much wine, teachers of good things; 4 That they may teach the young women to be sober, to love their husbands, to love their children, 5 To be discreet, chaste, keepers at home, good, obedient to their own husbands, that the word of God be not blasphemed.
It is a sad thing that many women today are attempting to climb up the corporate ladder of success, with wayward homes, misplaced dreams, some clad in revealing clothes, and most importantly, without first having their marriage and home in a God-pleasing order.
God’s direction in every life, male or female, hinges upon his or her anchoring to God’s sure and safe foundation rather than catering to the ways of this dark and wicked world. These above scripture verses, along with many others, highlight God’s rich message for all women about being modest, sober living, and godliness is revealed in an easy to understand spiritual fashion. His message leaves no room for fleshly misunderstanding for any God professing woman to deny this message and choose improper actions, speech, or demeanor.
For many lost women, personal endeavors are important and are undertaken without considering being reserved, modest, or living a godly chaste lifestyle. God does not seem to be a reality to them but rather a mere spiritual fairy tale. Therefore, no thought is given to applying God’s message or opinion on such matters.
Living indiscriminately is in opposition to godliness. The dark conditions at work in this world make it easy for an ungodly career woman to excuse herself from being humble and hallowed in regard to her choice of clothing and actions in the business world. Many women choose to dress immorally and even to blame peeping men for showing interest in what has been knowingly revealed by her skimpy choice of clothing.
Whoa, wait a minute you might say, after reading this you state “I must work. I have no choice but to climb the world’s ladder of success for without duel paychecks, my family could not make ends meet.”
Really, how does your corporate success plan fit in with God’s divine direction introduced for all women and divinely recorded in His Word? Perhaps you are relying on your own abilities and success rather than resting peacefully in God’s plan for your life.
Though you might disagree, God is clear in His Word about His expectations for a woman to be a keeper of the home, a help meet to her husband, modest, discreet, and seeking spiritual holiness and maturity as she sojourns in this world. A trip up a corporate ladder must come after her home is in good spiritual order and in agreement with God.