I hope you could hear my bible study this morning. Here is a copy of what I said:
12 Don’t let anyone look down on you because you are young, but set an example for the believers in speech, in conduct, in love, in faith and in purity.
This is a message from Paul written to Timothy. In the bible, Timothy was working as a young man, sometimes talking about God to people who were older than him. Paul is telling Timothy that he should not worry about his age. Being a good role model was the most important way to show other people his faith.
You are also young, like Timothy. You do not need to wait until you are older to hear God, pray to God, or work for God. God is with you from the day you are born until the day you die. He wants you to live this way today, not just when you are an adult.
Everyday at school we are all sharing our lives together. We study and play, laugh and cry, succeed and fail. Your days at school are your chance to set an example and show others your faith.
This does not mean you need to act like an adult. You are not adults yet. But it means your words and actions are important today, and the good example you show can help other people, both younger and older than you.
Please take a moment to think about today’s message.
If you have any questions about it, please ask me. Have a great day!