|Posted on January 11, 2016 at 6:40 PM|
Titus 2: 3, K.J.V. “The aged women likewise, that they be in behavior as becometh holiness, not false accusers, not given to much wine, teachers of good things;”In this study, I focus on single ‘key-word’ definitions and ‘phrase’ revelations as enlightenment. So we’ll explore the word aged which means 1) older, 2) having existed for a specific period of time, 3) experienced, 4) from an earlier time. Anyone reading now, can relate to each of these definitions, yet aged or older means something different to everyone. For instance, time is usually attached to the word aged [old] so a nine-year-old may think twenty is OLD or a nineteen-year-old may consider forty-five as OLD, maybe even ancient. I must reveal the Holy Spirit’s impartation to me nearly two decades ago. He says that in this scripture context, the true definition for aged is wisdom [or experience from an earlier time]. Aged is not as most deem old, for everyone is older than someone and everyone is younger than someone. An eighteen-year-old, even though a young adult, believer or not, can and should witness to an eight-year-old witness for Jesus; or mentor and encourage which may help in their next decade of living experience. Even worldly wisdom, has the potential to help keep any child out of negative circumstances to set a life in a new direction. Young people should be inspired and whatever is your age [reader], you also need inspiration. Consider yourself youthful! 1 Timothy 4: 12 says, “Let no one look down on your youthfulness, but rather in speech, conduct, love, faith and purity show yourself an example of those who believe.” My point is that the word aged is so broad, we do it a disservice restricting its meaning to OLD. But know that getting old is part of the Blessing with godly wisdom from the Lord and I praise Him for it! Proverbs 3: 18 refers to wisdom as female gender: “She is a tree-of-life to those who lay hold on her; and happy (blessed, fortunate, to be envied) is everyone who holds her fast.” Let’s look at the phrase ‘women likewise’. The word ‘women’ is plural for females -of any age, having responsibility of loving your sistahs, help each other affirmatively as your reasonable service [Romans 12:1], and share your maturity by with concern that they miss the pit from which you climbed. Now ‘likewise’ means similar to; in this context similar to Titus 2: 2 which is addressed to older men but is applicable to women: “…are to be temperate, dignified, sensible, sound in faith, in love, in perseverance.” Selah.