v2) ”Teach the older men to be temperate, worthy of respect, self-controlled, and sound in faith, in love and in endurance...v6-9) Similarly, encourage the young men to be self-controlled. In everything set them an example by doing what is good. In your teaching show integrity, seriousness and soundness of speech that cannot be condemned, so that those who oppose you may be ashamed because they have nothing bad to say about us.” Titus 2:2, 6-9.
In today's time's fathers have become younger. Much younger. Many of them operate on what they think they know. Not what GOD has prescribed for them to know. Is it their fault? No! No one should be held accountable for what they do not know. Understand that much of their lack of knowledge is because the ELDERLY SPIRITUAL FATHERS are not active.
What is an Elderly Spiritual Father? An Elderly Spiritual Father is a Christian man who disciples and mentors men younger than himself chronologically or spiritually. In other words, a Spiritual Father is a man who loves GOD and His dear younger sons as Christ loves the church. He loves them so much until he purposely seeks to coach, teach, train, and invest Christian values in them. At any cost, an Elderly Spiritual Father obeys the word of GOD. He remembers JESUS, COMMANDED His followers to make disciples. (Matthew 28:19)
Spiritual Fathers obey JESUS’s command by adopting younger sons and creating spiritual relationships that resemble a Heavenly Father’s relationship to a son. Being a Spiritual father to younger sons is one of the most powerful truths in the Bible. It can be a great blessing “IF” done properly. It must be performed carefully and lead by the Spirit of God.
“IF” a Spiritual Father attempts to engage or be directed in the flesh, its Elderly Spiritual Fathering will be devastating. This type of spiritual parenting must be purpose-driven with tender loving care. It should be spiritually firm but gentle like a dove. JESUS is calling for ELDERLY SPIRITUAL FATHERS to come forth and help navigate and save the younger sons to walk into their predestined destiny.
Remember, it's a command, not a choice.
Dear Heavenly Father,
Thank you for spiritually massaging the mindset of the older Christian men. May they obey your command for your Glory and their good.—Amen in JESUS name
O.M. Daily Nugget:
“SPIRITUAL FATHERS RAISE UP SPIRITUAL SONS TO BE SPIRITUAL FATHERS...”
1 Corinthians 4: 14-21
Spiritual Food For Thought:
“Train up a child in the way he should go—but be sure you go that way yourself."
~Charles Spurgeon, 19th Century British Preacher, and Theologian