I Am Getting Older
Job 32:7 (NKJV)
I said, ‘Age should speak,
And multitude of years should teach wisdom.’
An old prayer, said to be from a seventeenth century nun, says, “Lord you know better than I know myself that I am getting older and will someday be old. Keep me from the fatal habit of thinking I must say something on every subject and on every occasion. Release me from craving to straighten out everybody’s affairs. Make me thoughtful but not moody, helpful but not bossy. With my vast store of wisdom it seems a pity not to use it all, but you know Lord, that I want a few friends at the end.”
Often we think that the younger generations are more susceptible to the temptations of life. perhaps they have strayed away from the centrality of Christ and have been given power without authority? But that’s a sermon for later. But we all encounter new sets of temptations at every age. Satan tempts senior adults as mercilessly as he tempts seniors in high school, though he will use different means. Thats why it’s important to keep growing throughout life.
Job 32:7 says that as our years advance, our wisdom should increase. We can’t out grow temptation, but we can overcome it with increasing strength as we age gracefully in the lord.
I really want to encourage you to be diligent with your Bible study time, because God has so much more for us than we can get from just going to church once or twice a week and hearing someone else talk about the Word. When you spend time with God, your life will change in amazing ways, because God is a Redeemer. There’s nothing that’s too hard for Him, and He can make you whole, spirit, soul and body!
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