Let no man despise thy youth; but be thou an example of the believers, in word, in conversation, in charity, in spirit, in faith, in purity (1 Timothy 4:12).
Chronological age does not necessarily
bring spiritual maturity. We read in
Hebrews about some people who had been
Christians for a while, but had not matured
(Hebrews 5:11-14). 1 Timothy 4:12, directed
at a younger man, shows us that God expects
young people to be obedient to Him.
True spiritual progress is marked by godly
conduct and love. Young and old alike should
exemplify Christ in every aspect of their
lives – in speech, lifestyle, love, obedience,
faithfulness, and holiness.
Today, examine yourself. If others followed
your lead in the six areas listed in the verse,
would they be more or less like Jesus?
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