I Found Your Perfect Man in TennesseeTrue Woman Confernence in Chattanooga, Tennessee. I'm excited to report that during the first session tonight I found your perfect man.
Perhaps I should clarify. Pastor Voddie Baucham preached tonight out of Titus 1–2. As part of that sermon He pointed us toward Titus 1:5–9 to highlight the qualities that women should look for when searching for a man. Check it out.
An elder must be blameless, the husband of but one wife, a man whose children believe and are not open to the charge of being wild and disobedient. Since an overseer is entrusted with God's work, he must be blameless—not overbearing, not quick-tempered, not given to drunkenness, not violent, not pursuing dishonest gain. Rather he must be hospitable, one who loves what is good, who is self-controlled, upright, holy and disciplined. He must hold firmly to the trustworthy message as it has been taught, so that he can encourage others by sound doctrine and refute those who oppose it."
The fella this passage is describing is quite a guy. Let's break it down.
- a lover of what is good
- committed to the truth found in God's Word
He is not:
- given to drunkenness
- pursuing dishonest gain
I agree with Pastor Baucham—a guy that meets all of these characteristics would certainly be worth pursuing. He would definitely be worth waiting for. And that's exactly what I'd love you to do. My wish for each of you is that you'd wait until God brings a Titus 1 man into your lives.
Perhaps Voddie put it best. "For all you young women, when you hear guys say I am looking for a Proverbs 31 woman or a Titus 2 woman, I want you to look at them and say, ‘Well, I am looking for a Titus 1 man. What you got?'"