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“They are to teach what is good, and so train the young women to love their husbands and children, to be self-controlled, pure, working at home, kind, and submissive to their own husbands, that the word of God may not be reviled” (Titus 3b-5).

The instructions here are very telling.  In our modern world, we think we are thinking things differently, when we are simply repeating what did not work two thousand years ago.  Wives, love your husbands and children.  Husbands, love your family.  Do what is right and be content with the position you have in this world.  The world wants you to be discontented.  The Lord desires that you would be content.

Lord, help me to understand that in all things I am who I am.  Nothing will change this.  The world tells me to be competitive.  You tell me to be whom You made me to be.  Lead me, O Lord, in the way of everlasting life so that I would be guided by You and the precepts You give.  Teach me to be content with who I am.  Teach me to anticipate whom You are making me to be.

Lord Jesus, You were not pretentious as people in this world are.  You did not try to impress people.  You just walked life as You are.  Teach me to do the same Lord.  Guide me so that I may be confident, but humble, living with who I am as I live the life You have given me.  Guide me, Lord, in the true way of life and teach me to be thankful for the grace, mercy, and example You have given me.  Amen.