I thought Proverbs 31 would be a great place to examine what the Bible says concerning the proper role of a wife and mother.
But before I look at Proverbs I would like to share a New Testament passage that is given from God to guide the women both young and old.
Titus 2:3-5 “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 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.”
Let’s look at the phrase “keepers at home” and the Greek words behind the English translation.
Strong’s (Greek Dictionary of the New Testament) Definition: From G3624 and οὖρος ouros (a guard; be ware); a stayer at home that is domestically inclined (a good housekeeper): – keeper at home.
Thayer’s Greek Lexicon Definition: Caring for the house, working at home, the (watch or) keeper of the house, keeping at home and taking care of household affairs, a domestic.
This passage tells us that a Christian lady is to be taught by the older ladies to be “sober, to love their husbands, to love their children, To be discreet, chaste, keepers at home, good, obedient to their own husbands”
If a Christian lady learns to do these things there is no doubt she will be fine example and role model.
By learning and doing the things mentioned in these verses a Christian lady would also be pleasing to Jesus Christ.
To behave otherwise is to bring a reproach on Christ and Christianity.
In the words of the Apostle, a Christian lady should do these things “that the word of God be not blasphemed.”
To some, it seems these things almost come naturally
…others, according to the Apostle Paul, need to be taught.
Either way, its right.