Practice What You Teach
Titus 2:4-5 (KJV) 4 That they may teach the young women to be sober, to love their husbands, to love their children, 5 To be discreet, chaste, keepers at home, good, obedient to their own husbands, that the word of God be not blasphemed.
It doesn't matter what type of leadership position we are in. We are called to teach our younger sisters (young in Christ) by examples. We learn (just as they do) by example. We teach (just as they will) from our experiences. It's easy to tell someone how they are supposed to treat their husband, love their children, clean their house, and live their life. So do we sit on our high horse looking down, because they are not doing things right, while we ourselves aren't doing things right either?
In order to effectively pass down wisdom to those you care about, you have to practice what you teach. You may not realize it, but while you're mentoring someone who needs direction, they are not only listening to you. They are also watching you. Make sure that you're right with the Lord, and are falling in line with what the Bible teaches us.
Romans 2:21 (KJV) 21 Thou therefore which teachest another, teachest thou not thyself? thou that preachest a man should not steal, dost thou steal?
If you're mentoring a lady, or teaching a group, or spending time with someone who is lost and is looking for answers, then I challenge you to examine your heart and ask yourself, "Do I practice what I teach?"
If you are, then you are on the right track. You are also planting the right information for whoever is receiving to get on the right track.
Sneak Peek for Next Week: You may have noticed that I left out one of our points in Verse 3. Behavior as becometh holiness. We will study holiness, and learn what this phrase really means.