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Senior Citizens

Due honor should be given the elderly. It's in the Bible, Leviticus 19:32, NIV. "Rise in the presence of the aged, show respect for the elderly and revere your God."

Older men and women must be treated with respect. It's in the Bible, I Timothy 5:1, TLB. "Never speak sharply to an older man, but plead with him respectfully just as though he were your own father…Treat the older women as mothers."

Older people should be valued for their experience. It's in the Bible, Proverbs 20: 29, TLB. "The glory of young men is their strength; of old men, their experience."

The young can learn valuable lessons about life from the old. It's in the Bible, Psalm 71:18, TLB. "And now that I am old and gray, don't forsake me. Give me time to tell this new generation (and their children too) about all Your mighty miracles."

There is counsel for senior citizens. It's in the Bible, Titus 2:2-5, TLB. "Teach the older men to be serious and unruffled; they must be sensible, knowing and believing the truth and doing everything with love and patience. Teach the older women to be quiet and respectful in everything they do. They must not go around speaking evil of others and must not be heavy drinkers, but they should be teachers of goodness. These older women must train the younger women to live quietly, to love their husbands and their children, and to be sensible and clean minded, spending their time in their own homes, being kind and obedient to their husbands, so that the Christian faith can't be spoken against by those who know them."

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