The mindset of devaluing or under-appreciating elders is toxic. If people do not appreciate their leaders, they will not listen whole heartedly or apply the lessons they are taught. The teaching and preaching will also not be appreciated. At the same time, churches must be careful of going too far the other way.
OCTOBER 20, 2021 DEVOTION Jeremiah 35:1 - 36:32, 1 Timothy 5:1-25, Psalm 89:14-37, Proverbs 25:25-27 "Remember that some people lead sinful lives and Read More chase 2021-10-14T18:38:32-05:00 OCTOBER 19, 2021 DEVOTION
9) - ("No widow may be enrolled unless she is over sixty, has been faithful to her husband, and is well known for her good deeds, such as bringing up children, showing hospitality, washing the feet of the Lord's people, helping those in trouble and devoting herself to all kinds of good deeds.") What are the implications of "to enroll"?
1 Timothy 3:1–7 — The New Revised Standard Version (NRSV) 1 The saying is sure: whoever aspires to the office of bishop desires a noble task. 2 Now a bishop must be above reproach, married only once, temperate, sensible, respectable, hospitable, an apt teacher, 3 not a drunkard, not violent but gentle, not quarrelsome, and not a lover of money.
When we confront sin in other believers and as we come alongside one another, we are to do so treating them as we would our fathers, brothers, mothers and sisters. This implies respect and love in our communication.