I refuse to admit that I’m getting older; however, there is no denying that my “salt and pepper” beard has a lot more “salt” in it these days. It’s also true that I don’t have the same energy and vigor I once did. Yet, with God’s help, I hope that I’m a long way from being done too!
Thankfully, that is not just my opinion on the topic; it has the backing of God’s Word as well. Listen to this encouragement to those of us who may be in the second-half of life:
“The righteous flourish like the palm tree and grow like a cedar in Lebanon. They are planted in the house of the Lord; they flourish in the courts of our God. They still bear fruit in old age; they are ever full of sap and green, to declare that the Lord is upright…” (Psalm 92:12-15; emphasis added).
I found these words incredibly encouraging as I sat at my computer with a heating pad and massaging unit applied to my aching lower back! If we will pursue righteousness, God promises to make us grow like a well watered tree. And as long as we’re living, we can produce fruit for Him – fruit that includes declaring His goodness to others.
So fellow ole’-timer (or youngster) – now is not the time to give up; now is the time to pursue His righteousness! –Dave
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