To All The Old, And Young, People
Posted: Wednesday, October 19
1 Timothy 4:1-16
Verse of the day:
Don’t let anyone think less of you because you are young. Be an example to all believers in what you say, in the way you live, in your love, your faith, and your purity. (1 Timothy 4:12 NLT)
Kids can accomplish pretty impressive feats. I was so proud of our kids for bringing $540 to support missionaries last Wednesday. Now these are kids without jobs, without stable sources of income, and any money they receive is minimal. Their only ways of earning any money is through birthdays, allowance, chores, and super nice grandmas. So when they choose to give their limited funds to support the Kingdom of God instead of buying a super sweet Star Wars Lego set, you can call this Kids Pastor ecstatic!
I was talking with a guy from our church a few Wednesdays ago about life and work. He asked how old I am (26 in case you wanted to know) and he said, “Ah! Still young!” I asked how old he was, knowing he had to be just a little older than me, and said he was 35. He then said he works with all older men and they call him a baby because in most cases they’re 15-20 years older than him. Even though he’s 35, in his circle of people he’s young.
Today’s verse of the day is an encouragement to anyone still considered, “young.” Whether you’re 5 or 55, don’t let anyone look down on you because of your age. Instead, as Paul writes, be an example by the things you say, the things you do, the way you love, the way you believe, and the honesty you display. While you may not have lived as long as the people around you, you can still influence and revitalize those older than you. Today, be an encouragement to those with more life in their bones. Show them what God can do in and through a person’s life when they honor and do things His way. You’re never too young, or too old, to live the good life God has in store.