Your Important Role

“Take heed what you hear,” because a lot of what we hear doesn’t go along with the Word of God, and we need to have our thoughts governed by the Word of God. Here it says, “diligent in home work.” That’s your role, and it’s an important role.
Sister, don’t belittle the role that God has given you. In a real sense, “The hand that rocks the cradle rules the world.” Of course we should raise our child to live for his home in heaven, not for this world, but a child’s character is formed in significant part by the mother as she rocks the cradle and later directs her growing child. The husband is responsible to the Lord in headship, but the woman has an extremely important role. Ahaziah’s “mother was his counsellor to do wickedly” (2 Chron. 22:3); Timothy’s mother shared her “unfeigned faith” (2 Tim. 1:5). The child that will someday influence those around him is being molded by his mother’s hands today. I believe the home is the foundation of the assembly.
Then the thought in Titus 2:55To be discreet, chaste, keepers at home, good, obedient to their own husbands, that the word of God be not blasphemed. (Titus 2:5) is to be “diligent in home work” and “subject to your husband.” Being subject is more than just doing what he says. It’s an attitude of heart and there is blessing in that. It’s God’s order of things, and if we don’t want a ruined home, we’d better observe it.
— Dick Gorgas, adapted