The time for Day Camp drew near and I didn’t have the volunteers I needed. I prayed and the Lord sent me a group of teens and has been sending me faithful teens every year since. Praise God for their willingness to serve alongside us older ones. We need their strength, energy, and example.
“I write unto you, young men…“Remember now thy Creator in the days of thy youth, while the evil days come not, nor the years draw nigh, when thou shalt say, I have no pleasure in them…Ecc. 12:1; Let no man despise thy youth: but be thou an example of the believers in word, in conversation, in charity, in spirit, in faith, in purity…1Tim. 4:12; The glory of young men is their strength.” Prov. 20:29.
because ye have overcome the wicked one…Through thee will we push down our enemies: through thy name will we tread them under that rise up against us…Ps. 44:5; For the weapons of our warfare are not carnal, but mighty through God to the pulling down of strong holds; Casting down imaginations, and every high thing that exalteth itself against the knowledge of God, and bringing into captivity every thought to the obedience of Christ…2Cor. 10:4,5; For whatsoever is born of God overcometh the world: and this is the victory that overcometh the world, even our faith.” I John 5:4.
ye are strong, and the word of God abideth in you, Wherewithal shall a young man cleanse his way? by taking heed thereto according to thy word…Ps. 119;9; Now ye are clean through the word which I have spoken unto you. Abide in me, and I in you. As the branch cannot bear fruit of itself, except it abide in the vine; no more can ye, except ye abide in me…If ye abide in me, and my words abide in you, ye shall ask what ye will, and it shall be done unto you…If ye keep my commandments, ye shall abide in my love; even as I have kept my Father’s commandments, and abide in his love. These things have I spoken unto you, that my joy might remain in you, and that your joy might be full.” John 15:3,4,7,10,11.
The body of Christ is made up of many members, the children, the older and the somewhere-in-between. Children, stay close to God. Hear your teachers of His word. Follow the Lord. Fathers, you know your Lord God, don’t lose hope. Stay strong in the power of His might. Continue to be an example for those following you. Young men, offer your strength to the Lord. Continue to grow in His grace and knowledge. Bear the fruit of the Lord now and when you are old you will flourish. Above all else, let us:
“This is my commandment, That ye love one another, as I have loved you.” John 15:12
Are you a child, a father, or a young person? I believe I am a bit of all three, still learning new things but enabled to teach others by word and example, a youth in spirit, still excited and strong in desire to serve the Lord. What about you?