"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 4:12 KJV)
Our Awesome God inspired Paul to write these words to Timothy in the above Holy Bible Scripture. It shows that you are watched as an example, sometimes because you are young, sometimes because you are old and sometimes because you are a Christian. And sometimes because you have been all the above and have not always kept God's Word as you should.
A story is told of a high school senior who was honored for his integrity. It seems that they were in a spelling bee contest and the senior was given the word auditorium to spell. Bruce, the senior, looked down to think about how it was spelled and there it was written on the podium. He showed the judges where it was written and was given a harder word to spell. But his honesty was noticed and he was honored for it.
We just don't know when our actions might become an example to those around us. Our God wants us to be good examples of loving others more than ourselves, of honesty, of righteousness, of honoring God and justice. But if we are living our lives each day as Our Awesome God and Jesus Christ asked us to, then our behavior will model Their righteousness and love, no matter who is watching. Righteousness, love, honor for our God, and justice should be the goal of all Christians no matter what their age. Occasionally, we should play back in our minds what was said and make sure our part was truly honoring our Lord. Then ask yourself have I been a good example today for our Lord?
Keep your focus on Our Awesome God and what He would want you to do. Join us in praising and worshipping Our Awesome God at your church or mine but praise Him! He wants you to be a living example of what Jesus Christ taught everyday and in every way.
Join us at LWBC every Sunday at 9:30 AM, we have small group Bible Studies and at 10:30 AM, we meet in the sanctuary for Worship Service. Sunday evening at 6:00 PM we have Bible Study along with AWANA for children (September through May) until 7:30 PM. Our programs include Home Bible Studies and a Wednesday Prayer Meeting but are varied as we teach and preach from Our Awesome God's Holy Bible. We love visitors and practice the "love one another" commandment to all.
Flo & Bill