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12th April 2024


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.

1 Timothy 4:12

Timothy, was most likely considerably younger than most in his congregation. After interning with the apostle Paul, some thought that Timothy wasn’t mature enough to lead them. Instead of telling him to prove himself by showing his credentials, Paul encouraged Timothy to demonstrate spiritual maturity by the way he used his words, lived his life, loved his parishioners, exercised his faith, and remained sexually pure (v 12). No one could discredit him as a teacher and minister if he backed it up with a godly example.

Regardless of our age, we can impact the world. We do it by setting a Christ-centred example for others, as God provides what we need. May He shape our lives with the Gospel, so whether we are seventeen or seventy, we will be worthy to share it with others.

Bible Reading

Timothy 4:6–13.


Father, help me to model what it means to be devoted to Jesus in the way I speak, exercise my faith, and love others. In Jesus name. Amen.



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