THROUGH THE BIBLE IN THREE YEARS
Four retired men gathered to play dominoes.
One complained of his arthritis.
The second complained of having gall bladder surgery.
The third complained of forgetfulness.
The fourth said, "Well, old age ain't for SISSIES!"
Ps 71:9, 12-14
9 Cast me not off in the time of old age; forsake me not when my strength faileth.
12 O God, be not far from me: O my God, make haste for my help.
13 Let them be confounded and consumed that are adversaries to my soul; let them be covered with reproach and dishonour that seek my hurt.
14 But I will hope continually, and will yet praise thee more and more.
Old age" (verse 9) comes to all of us.
Weakness, inability, frailty, sickness and death are all part of living.
These things demonstrate to us how much we NEED God!
As we get older, we should see that we need our Lord even more each day.
The devil, that ole "hungry lion" is still lurking about (1Peter 5:8).
He's just waiting for us to become weak in the faith so that he can bring disaster to our spirit.
The Bible acknowledges that our lives are bound up in the strength of God.
Though a man may seem to be powerful, it is actually God who GIVES him the strength.
In our older years, we are subject to mental disorder due to failing arteries, and loss of physical strength.
We need God to be close, and to help us.
And the Bible tells us that Jesus said, "Lo, I am with you ALWAY!" (Matthew 28:20)
He is the great "I Am," the "Mighty God," the "Amen" of all things.
And He is our strength "to help in time of need" (Hebrews 4:16).
As we realize that we need God more each day, we should CALL upon Him more.
As we realize that we need God more each day, we should PRAISE Him more.
As we realize that we need God more each day, we should RELY upon Him more.