There’s a tension that exists in the church between the young people and the old people. They both have stylistic preferences, they both have ideas of how things should operate, and they both think they’re right. It’s ironic that Peter addressed this in his letter as he challenged those who were older in the churches to use their age and their authority as an example rather than as a means of railroading through whatever it was that they wanted to do. Peter then addressed the young people who are often so quick to think they have all the answers. He said to be subject to the elders. Both groups were to be clothed with humility in their interactions with each other and ultimately in their relationship with their heavenly Father. The young and the old have to work with each other in the church. The young need to remember that the old have far more wisdom and life experience than they do, but the old need to remember that the young understand how to reach a younger generation. When the two groups work together for building the Kingdom of God, there is no stopping what the Spirit will do!