Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
Older men are to be temperate, dignified, sensible, sound in faith, in love, in perseverance.
'You shall not hate your fellow countryman in your heart; you may surely reprove your neighbor, but shall not incur sin because of him.
May my heart be blameless in Your statutes, So that I will not be ashamed.
Let the righteous smite me in kindness and reprove me; It is oil upon the head; Do not let my head refuse it, For still my prayer is against their wicked deeds.
2 Corinthians 7:8
For though I caused you sorrow by my letter, I do not regret it; though I did regret it--for I see that that letter caused you sorrow, though only for a while--
1 Timothy 4:6
In pointing out these things to the brethren, you will be a good servant of Christ Jesus, constantly nourished on the words of the faith and of the sound doctrine which you have been following.
1 Timothy 5:7
Prescribe these things as well, so that they may be above reproach.