THROUGH THE BIBLE IN THREE YEARS
Good things about being old:
1. Kidnappers are not interested in you,
2. In a hostage situation, you are likely to be released first,
3. No one expects you to run, anywhere,
4. People no longer view you as a hypochondriac,
5. There is nothing left to learn the hard way,
6. The things you buy won't wear out,
7. You no longer think of speed limits as a challenge,
8. Your eyes can't get much worse,
9. Your joints are more accurate forecasting the weather than meteorologists,
10. Your secrets are safe with your friends, because they can't remember them either.
Now also when I am old and grayheaded, O God, forsake me not;
until I have shewed thy strength unto this generation, and thy power to every one that is to come.
Let’s just face it, we’re ALL getting OLDER!
AS we are getting older, we should desire God's PRESENCE.
The Psalmist here cries out "forsake me not."
He is desirous of having God close.
Yes, we desire God's presence more when we are getting older.
But it's not only His presence we desire, we also want His "strength."
We want His strength so we will be able witnesses, even until our death.
We want His strength so we will be capable witnesses, even until our death.
We want His strength so that we can apply what we have learned in this life to others.
While we are growing older, we notice the things happening around us.
People working. People having families. People building things for a better tomorrow.
And as we grow older, we desire to give those who are coming behind us an ADVANTAGE.
We know they can have that advantage, if they will choose to have a close relationship with our Lord.
So let's not just grow older.
Let's grow older with a desire to "show" His strength to the coming generation,
and to show His power to all that follow behind.