But you must say the things that are consistent with sound teaching. Older men are to be level headed, worthy of respect, sensible, and sound in faith, love and endurance. Titus 2:1-2 HCSB
Do older people really matter? In today’s culture it seems that older people are not as valued as they once were. It would seem that businesses would look to older people because of their experience and wisdom, but in most situations people over 60 years of age are not considered for employment. Most businesses want employees who are younger and more energetic even though they do not have experience.
In Biblical times older people were respected and revered because of their wisdom. They were expected to teach the younger people. Paul said in these two verses that older people should set a good example by refusing to compromise and through living by God’s standards.
Challenge: Take a stand for older people. Ask for advice and direction from senior adults. Look for ways to honor the older people in your life. Pray for the older people who have had an influence in your life.