“Let no man despise thy youth; but be thou an example of the believers, in word, in conversation, in charity, in spirit, in faith, in purity.” 1 Timothy 4:12Text — 1 Timothy 4:12-16
Exemplary means to be a model, a pattern or a standard in something good. Apostle Paul was encouraging his spiritual son, Timothy to be a role model of a true believer notwithstanding his young age. As Christians, people are watching the way we behave and we must not fail to show them a godly example. But then, godly example can only come from someone that has experienced salvation through faith in the sacrifice of Jesus Christ on the Cross at Calvary.
Your godly example will show in the way you talk, interact with others, the way you show love, your faith in God and your holy life. As a child who has tasted the grace of God, you must not allow people to look down on you or talk evil about you on the ground of bad behavior or lifestyle. Rather, people should see your wonderful life and praise God. Remember that you are a Bible to many people who do not care to read the Bible. Let your life be a light in the dark and your watchwords should be “Others may, I must not”
1 Thessalonians 1:5-8
Prayer for today
Lord Jesus, help me to live my life to draw others to You.