Leviticus 19:32; Job 12:12; Proverbs 17:6; 20:29 The Bible holds a strong appreciation for the aged, resulting in honor and respect.
Proverbs 5:18-19; Song of Solomon 2:8-13; Ecclesiastes 12:1-3 The Bible also recognizes the goodness of youth, including the delights of a newlywed couple and the vigor of young strength.
Jeremiah 1:6-8 It’s tough to be young sometimes, especially when someone is inexperienced.
Since older and younger people have so many different advantages, they can help each other in many godly ways.
1 Samuel 3:4-11 Eli taught Samuel to hear from God, and when he did, he delivered a critical message to Eli.
Ruth 1:16-17 Ruth committed herself to take care of Naomi, and Naomi’s advice landed Ruth a wonderful husband. Then, Ruth’s son brought Naomi great joy in her old age.
2 Kings 2:9-10, 14 Commissioning Elisha to prophesy in his place gave Elijah a legacy while Elijah’s word enabled Elisha to have twice the portion of spirit Elijah had.
Deuteronomy 1:38; 34:9 Moses groomed Joshua to take over and prepared the people for him. When the time came, Moses could die, knowing Joshua would lead them into the Promised Land.
Luke 1:36, 39-45 Elizabeth encouraged Mary when she turned to her for support, and Mary’s arrival prompted great joy for Elizabeth (and her unborn child).
1 Timothy 4:12; 1:18 Paul mentored Timothy and empowered him to carry on important work while Paul was in prison.
Ephesians 4:15-16 We need each other for the body of Christ to work properly and grow into maturity.