1 Timothy 4:12 – ‘Let no one despise your youth, but be an example to the believers in word, in conduct, in love, in spirit, in faith, in purity.’ (NKJ Version)
This is a powerful scripture! I think it can be tempting, however, for us as young people to just use the first part of this verse concerning others not despising our youth, and neglect the part that follows, although the second part will determine the first! For any disciple of Christ, young or old, who has decided to renounce his own life and live for Jesus will bear great fruit. We will then see that it’s not just about the great words we have, but also in the way that we live that will speak loudly! With a young generation today that is faced with unprecedented challenges and temptations from the world, let us be, just as Timothy was, a true example. Spiritual maturity has no age. Let us rise up to the challenge, that Jesus may be our all in all, and that His Kingdom and His church may be our highest priority!