(KJV.) 1 TIMOTHY 5:1-3
(1) Rebuke not an elder, but entreat him as a Father; and the younger men as brethren;
(2) The older women as mothers, the younger as sisters, with all purity.
(3) Honor widows that are widows indeed.
RESPECT IS RECIPROCAL
Brethren, in this twenty-first century, systematically, humanity have deviated from the norms, embraced abnormal behaviors, justify themselves with grace, and heading towards the mark of damnation: the questions we need to ask ourselves are as follows: first of all, how did we get to present points of devastations? secondly, what can we do to fix the brokenness of this world, to have the peace of Jesus Christ already given to this world? (John 14:27): if we ponder on any of these questions; it is time to go back to the biblical foundations given by our Father, search the scriptures for answers, implements positive changes, where there are negativities, love and live peaceably with one another.
In reference to the above text, taken from Apostle Paul's letter to Timothy; advising him not to rebuke an elder; for it is ungodly to reprove, harshly criticize an elder person, but what do kids of today do? They talk back to their parents, older siblings in arrogance and prideful ways: how do parents of today react too? well, some parents do not reprimand or discipline their children, but allow them to say whatever comes into their minds, practice whatever infiltrates their innermost spirits, to points whereby parents are unable to comport children behaviors and release them into the world; as the result of improper norms, they raise up generations of waywardness, and since that generation does not know any better, to train their own children with godly manners, they, in turn, continue with the process of raising another generation of waywardness; this should not be so; therefore, as parents, let us raise the flag of love in our homes, discipline, train our children with godly manners, advise them on how to give respect to older people and people in authorities; for discipline begins at home; therefore, let us do our parts, before they enter into the contemporary world of darkness.
Also, let us acknowledge elder men as Fathers, younger men as brothers, elder women as mothers and younger women as sisters; regardless of how old we are in this world, respect is reciprocal; if we give respect others, we will be respected as well; therefore, let us respect one another, to purify our souls from spiritual contaminates, free from guilt and sin, love one another as ourselves, walk in the righteousness of our Father, through Jesus Christ our Lord and Savior into eternal lives.
Dearly beloved, Apostle Paul, stressed the point, that we ought to give respect to widows, that are widows indeed; in essence, there are two types of widowhood, the first group of widowhood, are the younger widows, who can remarry, gain supports from another husband, or widows who have inherited riches from deceased husbands, the second type of widowhood, which Paul described as widows indeed, are the matured widows, who are retired, cannot work to take care of themselves, are not materially worthy, or energetic, to fend for themselves; these are widowhoods, we should not neglect, but reach out to, double check on their welfares, love, minister to, help them to survive the rest of their lives on earth, and be blessed forever and evermore. Amen and Amen!
QUOTE OF THE DAY:
(KJV.) Leviticus 19:32 Thou shalt rise up before the hoary head, and honor the face of the old man, and fear thy God; I am the LORD.