“In the same way, you who are younger, submit yourselves to your elders. All of you, clothe yourselves in humility toward one another, because ‘ God opposes the proud but shows favor to the humble.” 1 Peter 5:5
Pride is usually the driving force fueling the generation gap between the young and old. The young don’t want to listen to those who have a few years of wisdom under their belt, and the old are too proud to try and understand the new views of a younger generation. How do we fill the gap, then?
Scripture says that we should respect those who are older than us, listen to those who may be younger than us, and be humble enough to admit that we can learn from each other.
What are some ways in which you need to humble yourself today to listen to someone to whom you might previously have had closed ears? What is God seeking to teach you through that person?