The Big Read – Daily Read
v3: “Women are to hear and learn their duty from the word as much as the men do.” Older women are to behave and act as “is right for holy people, such as they profess to be and should be.”
v4: Older women must teach the younger women. If their “actions and behaviour are consistent with holiness,” they will teach “by example, by their good life.” This isn’t the only way they are to teach the younger women. They should also be “instructing and advising them in the duties of religious faith according to their age.”
v5a: Young women are to be encouraged “to have a good personal character” and “to do their duties with regard to their husband and children” (if they are married with children).
V5b: Failure of believers, both men and women, to live out their faith in everyday life, especially in their relationships, harms the cause of Christ in the eyes of the world.
Devotional notes adapted from Matthew Henry’s Commentary.
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