Daily Reflections

A Home-Based Curriculum

August 30, 2023 Nancy DeMoss Wolgemuth

Older women are to be reverent in behavior, not slanderers, not slaves to excessive drinking. They are to teach what is good. —Titus 2:3

Paul’s list in Titus 2 flies in the face of what a lot of people think today. It was radically countercultural in Paul’s time too.

One important takeaway from this passage is that God cares about what happens inside our houses. Our home life—far from being separate from our spiritual life—is a foundational way we express the love of God and the beauty of the gospel.

Home, as God designed it, is intended to be a parable of the redemptive storyline in which He is intent on restoring Paradise, establishing His dwelling among men, and making beloved sons and daughters out of prodigals. Christian homes are meant to tell that story.

That’s not to say that those who don’t marry or bear children are excluded from this story—or that a discussion of the responsibilities and blessings of home leaves them stranded on the sideline. No, at some level, Paul’s home-based curriculum applies to all of us.

Make it Personal

How have you seen Christian homes tell the story of the gospel? How can your home help tell that story?