有一种渴望，热情和明确的目的感可以用来形容年轻人 — 也有一些年长者用任性，少经验和急躁来形容年轻人。年龄成就一种确心，因为随着时间的推移的尝试和真正的方法得到验证 — 稳重的，可预测和稳定是一些年轻人可能会形容的。这些差异可能会导致紧张和冲突;但两者有一些相互可以学习的经验教训。无论一位年长些的基督徒犯过什么错误，他或她应该因其来自生活验证的信仰而受到尊重。但年长的基督徒也必须愿意从一个年轻的一个接收修正，尤其是如果是由一位年轻的虔诚的信徒以谦逊，爱和尊重地方式对待那些老年人而提出的。
Thoughts on Today's Verse...
There is an eagerness, passion, and a clear sense of purpose that can go with being young — headstrong, untested, and rash is how some who are older might describe it. There is a surety with age because of tried and true methods proven over time — staid, predictable, and unmovable is how some who are younger might describe it. These differences can cause tension and conflict; yet both have something to be learned from the other. No matter how mistaken an older Christian may be, he or she should be treated with the respect that comes from a life proven in faith. But older Christians must also be willing to receive correction from a younger one, especially if it is done prayerfully by a young believer who has demonstrated his humility, love, and respect toward those who are older.
O Eternal Father, God of my ancestors' history and the assurance of my future, please help me be a person of integrity, especially when I deal with those who are not of my age group. May I be respectful and careful with my tone as I speak with those who are older. May I be pliable and open to change when confronted with my errors by those who are younger. Most of all, Father, please lead those people into my life who will love me enough to forgive my errors and also love me enough to point them out to me and to help me grow beyond them. In Jesus' name I pray. Amen.