Older Women Train Young Women.....
1) love your husbands and children
2) be self-controlled
3) be pure
4) be working at home
5) be kind
6) be submissive to their own husbands
"If you love me, keep my commandments."
Are you legalistic or are you spiritually disciplined? What exactly is legalism? A lot of people in this day and age seem to think that legalism is doing just about anything! “You are being legalistic because you told me I have to do something that I don’t want to do!”
Legalism is a list of rules that you feel will make God happy with you. If you have a set list of do’s and don’ts that make you feel ‘more spiritual’ then anyone else and the heart attitude does not have to change then you are legalistic. Legalism is self-centred and desires to do things to gain merit with God. Legalism is a heart issue.
Spiritual discipline is also a heart issue but the motivation is that you love God and you are willing to please Him no matter what it takes or what others say about you! Spiritual discipline is a relationship with God and not a list of do’s and don’ts.
Legalism will have the same attitude of desire toward sin. The inner heart will still be in rebellion towards God although the outer life LOOKS like they are serving God. The difference will be when someone, who has true spiritual discipline, will humbly accept rebuke and exhortation. They will desire to change and hate even the smallest sin within their life. The legalistic person will show anger towards those who try to rebuke and exhort them because they feel there is nothing wrong in their life! These are the differences between a legalistic person and someone with spiritual discipline.
There should be an understanding that these things listed for young women to do are NOT legalistic if they are done properly. If you do these things because you love God and want to please Him (If you love Me, keep My commandments) then you are using spiritual discipline and this is pleasing to God.
Titus 2:3-5 ESV Older women likewise are to be reverent in behavior, not slanderers or slaves to much wine. They are to teach what is good, (4) and so train the young women to love their husbands and children, (5) to be self-controlled, pure, working at home, kind, and submissive to their own husbands, that the word of God may not be reviled. - See more at: http://ministry-to-children.com/bible-verses-about-parents-children-mothers-fathers/#sthash.eE5egAos.dpuf