1 Timothy 5:1-2 – Gauging My Relationships

Join us in the Project 345 reading plan as we read through the New Testament.

Context: Earlier Paul addressed specific groups in the church and will now show how the gospel relates to them.  The key word will be honor (vv. 3, 17, and 6:1).

1 Timothy 5:1-2 “Do not rebuke an older man but encourage him as you would a father, younger men as brothers, 2 older women as mothers, younger women as sisters, in all purity.”

Observations: We should treat people like family members (the context would indicate specifically those in the church).

Application: I want to keep this at the front of my mind today.  As I relate to those around me, I want to use this as my relational checkpoint.  Am I honoring people in this way?  This should encourage love, respect and purity.  “Lord, through Your Spirit, give me strength to live this out.”

Are you treating older men like fathers, younger men as brothers, older women as mothers and younger women as sisters?


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