The Daily Word: Friday, October 20th, 2017
1 Timothy 5:1-25
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Commentary from Pastor Michael White:
Do not rebuke an older man, but exhort him as a father, younger men as brothers, older women as mothers, younger women as sisters, with all purity. – 1 Tim 5:1-2
Rebuking is easy; but exhorting is hard! Being followers of Jesus means passing up opportunities to judge in favor of opportunities to encourage instead. Scripture is not a sledgehammer used to beat others down; it is a tool used to build others up!
It takes neither talent nor insight to point out the dirt in someone’s life; but much giftedness is required to bring out the gold below the dirt!
Father, help me to exhort and encourage the people around me! Everyone has dirt…but anoint my eyes and bless me to see the gold beneath the dirt, in Jesus’ name!
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