“Older women…[should be]…teaching what is good, so that they may instruct the young women…”
The concept of employing older believers to teach younger believers is maybe one of the most ignored commands in the Bible.
Think about it.
If you are joining a Bible study or Connect group, what is your first option? Is it not that younger people meet over there, and the older folks are over here?
Somehow along the way, we’ve bought into the notion that the best way to form Bible studies and home connection groups, for example, is to divide by age.
Certainly, they’ll have more in common.
But, we seem to be missing the point.
Why does God’s word command us to have older women teach younger women? And for that matter, older men teaching younger men?
Is there a special group for that? I never see one.
Is it to happen organically, maybe at the neighborhood level? Not likely.
This is not referring to the maturity of teachers and students, that’s a given, no, this is referring to peer influence.
Grouping by age may facilitate sharing identical trials and challenges.
However, grouping without regard to age may facilitate sharing commonalities plus insights on how others have approached those issues through Godly living.
Something to think about…