Today’s youth, and society as a whole, views elders differently than past generations. Elders were once considered wise, and their advise something to heed.
Today, however, youth is celebrated as being innovative, while the elderly are looked down upon, and viewed as slow, and dated. Does the Bible speak to this issue? What can we learn?
How Youth and the Elder Generations Can Learn From Each Other
Today’s society puts an incredible value on youth and youthfulness. This has gone a long way to fuel an unbecoming sense of arrogance in many young people today. Scripture, on the other hand, puts a tremendous value on the wisdom and experience that comes with gray hair.
Training our kids to be humble in the presence of elders will help instill in them a sense of honor and respect that most elders deserve.
Allowing our kids to spend time with their grandparents can help develop this kind of respect. Kids are blessed to glean wisdom and insights that only older people can offer, and elders are blessed by simply sharing those insights with the young. It’s a reciprocal ministry of sorts—the way God designed it to be.
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