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Wisdom from Maxie
Snap, Crackle, and Pop, the sound of cereal in my childhood. I still hear those three
dudes, but now they are sounds in my body when I awake and arise. Ah, the joys of
old age! Old age is a blessing from the Lord. We should not be afraid of aging.
We, as Christians, have a responsibility to show kindness, respect, and to take care
of the elderly.
Well, 70 years old is quickly approaching for me, and I need to refresh on Biblical
guidance or encouragement about old age?
Consider what these verses say:
-Wisdom/Understanding. Job 12:12
“Is not wisdom found among the aged? Does not long life bring understanding.”
-Bear Fruit. Psalms 92:14
“They (the righteous) will still bear fruit in old age, they will stay fresh and green.”
-Respect. Leviticus 19:32
“Rise in the presence of the aged, show respect for the elderly and revere God.”
-Strength/Soar (not sore). Isaiah 40:31
“But those who hope in the Lord will renew their strength. They will soar on
wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint.”
-Renewed/Glory. 2 Corinthians 4:16–17
“Therefore we do not lose heart. Though outwardly we are wasting away, yet
inwardly we are being renewed day by day. For our light and momentary
troubles are achieving for us eternal glory that far outweighs them all.”
“Walls” translation is that you can have understanding; you can still be
productive; you can be respectful; you can soar; and, you can be renewed.
As a prayer, Psalms 71 verse 18 says that: “Even when I am old and gray,
do not forsake me, oh God, till I declare your power to the next generation,
your might to all who care to come.”
We’ve still got work to do. You only get old when you stop seeking the
advancement of the kingdom of God. Life will never stop being all about
Christ. Always remember you are still alive for a reason!