SPF 136: Women & Work Part 2: Keeper of the Home

Titus 2:5 teaches us that women are to be workers at home, or keepers of the home. Today I am sharing why the home is important and ways women can be faithful keepers of the home. This is part 2 in a 3 part series.

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Titus 2:5 teaches us that women are to be workers at home, or keepers of the home. Today I am sharing why the home is important and ways women can be faithful keepers of the home. This is part 2 in a 3 part series.

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Keeper of the Home

Proverbs 14:1

The wisest of women builds her house,
but folly with her own hands tears it down.

Titus 2:5

Women are to be workers at home or keepers of the home.

Women are to be homeward oriented meaning her heart is toward the people and responsibilities of the home.

What Titus 2:5 teaches is that the home is a top priority for a woman.

That means our work in the home has precedence over other things.

The home is special. It’s important.

The home is . . .

  • a place where culture is made,

  • a place where the Gospel is preached,

  • it is a place where people are ministered to,

  • a place where disciples are made,

  • It’s a place where creativity and learning happen,

  • where character is shaped,

  • where there is respite

  • where bodies and souls are nourished

Some things to consider when addressing women keeping the home:

  1. First I mentioned that being a keeper at home doesn’t mean women should not be educated or work outside the home. It does mean that the home is a priority. Pastor Douglas Wilson had some wise advice for women who are considering working or volunteering – does this work remove the home from being a priority, or is it an extension of your priority.

  2. Second, there are different seasons in a woman’s life. So there are seasons in a woman’s life, however, home always remains the priority.

  3. Third, being a keeper of the home is something that involves growth. There are skills and passions we grow in over time. It’s part of being sanctified and part of being a human.

Building a Home – Not Tearing it Down

No. 1 As keepers of the home we set the atmosphere of the home.

Our attitudes and beliefs have a great impact on the atmosphere of our home.

Our homes can be ones that are filled with great joy or feel like everyone has to walk on eggshells.

How can we do this?

  • Make reading the word and prayer a priority in your life.

  • God’s Word and prayer shapes are beliefs and helps us with our attitudes. It gives us a right perspective as we go about our day.

  • We can repent quickly, forgive quickly, – not be a house of bitterness

  • We can be thankful – talk about things we are thankful for, ask others what they are thankful for

  • Rejoice with others and rejoice in the Lord

  • Sing! This is an incredible way to lift the spirit and set a tone in the home of praising God.

No. 2 As keepers of the home we are domestic.

“She looks well to the ways of her household and does not eat the bread of idleness.” Proverbs 31:27

Domestic means we are running the home and household affairs. We are looking well to the ways of our households. We care and so we manage our things God has given to us.

Resources

Too Many Straws in the Milkshake: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1c7TM1X31tM

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