S – Don’t rebuke an older man, but exhort him as a father, younger men as brothers, 2 older women as mothers, and the younger women as sisters with all purity.
1 Timothy 5:1–2 CSB
O – Observations from these verses:
- Don’t devalue an older man but demonstrate respect wisdom to him to show him your thoughts/action.
- Treat young men as peers – truthful, no pretense, pull no punches
- Older women with respect and honor, ready to help them.
- Younger women with honor and empowerment to be all that God called them to be.
*** All in the foundation of love that is based in honor and serving that person.
A – As I get older, this verse takes on a special meaning. I have all four relationships in my life but I am doing it from the “older man” perspective. I want to demonstrate Christ in all of them. With my parents and older people I know and all the younger people I come in contact with on a daily basis. Great template to work from each day.
R – Lord, help me to do this.