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Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Mentoring for Women

There are several key passages for women in the Bible. One that’s for singles, marrieds, and anyone who’s a woman is Titus 2:3-4. It says:

The aged women likewise, that they be in behaviour as becometh holiness,
not false accusers, not given to much wine, teachers of good things;
That they may teach the young women . . . .

The aged women . . . . How old to you have to be to be in this category? (I know I’m there! I’m over 50, a grandma, and well . . . no doubt about it, I’m there.)  But, this passage is not only talking about the grandmas among us. It’s talking about spiritually mature people.

I know a young woman in her 30s who has been walking closely with God for a long time. Her actions and reactions are pleasing to Him. A lady in her 70s once told me that this same young woman was “more mature than I am.” She was talking about the young woman’s wisdom, her spiritual maturity.

Have you walked with God for years?

                                        Do you presently walk with God?

                                                                            If so, you’re a biblically aged woman!

Let’s look again at Titus 2:3-4 (above). What does it say the aged women are supposed to be doing? 
  • First, they’re to be good examples.
  • Second, they’re to teach younger women.

If you are a mature woman, are you mentoring younger women? If you don’t feel like you have an “audience,” it might be closer than you think. Consider these:
  • Daughters, nieces, granddaughters
  • Young women in your church—perhaps in a Sunday school class, youth group, singles ministry, counseling
  • Younger friends
  • Young women you teach in a home Bible study

If you are looking for a mentoring opportunity and don’t have one, pray and talk to your pastor. Both prayer and your pastor will help you find your niche.

Are you a younger woman spiritually?

                               If so, are you being spiritually mentored by an older lady?

As we’ve seen, the mentor can be your mother, aunt, a teacher at your church, a Bible study leader. She can be anyone who can help you learn the things that come later in Titus 2: 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 (verses 4b-5).

If you’re not presently being taught these skills and principles, look for a woman who will be glad to take you under her wing and teach you. Ask God to help you find the right Christian lady to ask.

  • “Aged” ladies in the Lord, find younger women and girls to mentor.
  • Younger ladies in the Lord, find a mentor.

It’s great Bible advice!


Please share your thoughts.