Devotion – I Timothy 5

S – Don’t rebuke an older man, but exhort him as a father, younger men as brothers, 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.