Today's Verse: 1 Timothy 4:12

Monday, April 12, 2004

Don't let anyone look down on you because you are young, but set an example for the believers in speech, in life, in love, in faith and in purity.
— 1 Timothy 4:12
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Thoughts on Today's Verse...

We must not dismiss the idealistic passions of our youth. If you are younger, you are not only part of the church of tomorrow; you are also God's servant today. Serve him mightily and be an example to those who are older! If you are older, don't look down on the enthusiasm of youth, but encourage it and be inspired to emulate it as you pray for our younger believers to use their energy, gifts, and abilities to honor God. Remember that some of our best examples are those who are younger and serve our Lord with a vibrant faith!

My Prayer...

Father, thank you so much for energetic, enthusiastic, and passionate Christians in their younger years of adulthood or their first years as Jesus' disciples. Empower their witness, bless their service, and keep their hearts pure as they grow and mature in your service. In Jesus' name, I pray. Amen.

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Illustration of 1 Timothy 4:12 — Don't let anyone look down on you because you are young, but set an example for the believers in speech, in life, in love, in faith and in purity.

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Today's Verse is a free daily devotional that includes a Bible verse, thought and prayer.

The Thoughts and Prayer on Today's Verse are written by Phil Ware.

All scripture quotations, unless otherwise indicated, are taken from the HOLY BIBLE, NEW INTERNATIONAL VERSION. © 1973, 1978, 1984, 2011 by International Bible Society. Used by permission of Zondervan Publishing House.