Do not let anyone look down on you because you are young, but be an example for other believers in your speech, behavior, love, faithfulness, and purity.
Flee from youthful passions. Instead, pursue righteousness, faithfulness, love, and peace together with those who call on the Lord with a pure heart.
"See to it that you do not despise one of these little ones, because I tell you, their angels in heaven always have access to my Father in heaven.
If Timothy comes, see to it that he does not have anything to be afraid of while he is with you, for he is doing the Lord's work as I am.
Instead, in every way we demonstrate that we are God's servants by tremendous endurance in the midst of difficulties, hardships, and calamities;
Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is fair, whatever is pure, whatever is acceptable, whatever is commendable, if there is anything of excellence and if there is anything praiseworthy keep thinking about these things.
You became imitators of us and of the Lord. In spite of a great deal of suffering, you welcomed the word with the joy that the Holy Spirit produces.
You and God are witnesses of how pure, honest, and blameless our conduct was among you who believe.
For you yourselves know what you must do to imitate us. We never lived in idleness among you.
and the grace of our Lord overflowed toward me, along with the faith and love that are in the Messiah Jesus.
Do your best to present yourself to God as an approved worker who has nothing to be ashamed of, handling the word of truth with precision.
These are the things you should teach. Encourage and refute with full authority. Do not let anyone look down on you.
Who among you is wise and understanding? Let him show by his noble conduct that his actions are done humbly and wisely.
However, the wisdom that comes from above is first of all pure, then peace-loving, gentle, willing to yield, full of compassion and good deeds, and without a trace of partiality or hypocrisy.
For this very reason, you must make every effort to supplement your faith with moral character, your moral character with knowledge,