Posted by: SandreS | January 17, 2016

Too Old to Be Useful?

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The gray head is a crown of glory (Proverbs 16:31).

The honor of those who are old is grey hair (Proverbs 20:29).

In this strange day when youth is valued above age, we must allow our perspective to be adjusted by the sure truth of God’s Word. The Scripture places great worth on age.

Do not be tempted to give in to society’s idea that – just in a man’s prime, just when he is truly ready to get started – it is time for him to “retire” and go play golf.

Alfred Montapert wrote concerning age:

Too old to be useful? Don’t you believe it!

Only years make men. Rarely do the great men of history distinguish themselves before they are fifty, and between fifty and eighty they do their best work – both as regards to quality and quantity …

Noah Webster, when between sixty and seventy, performed the Herculean task of his life in the production of his dictionary …

Michelangelo painted the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel (on his back, on a scaffold) when he was nearly ninety. – Success Planning Manual (1967), p. 243

We should remember that our apostle received and delivered to us the grand capstone of divine revelation as “Paul the aged.”

Clyde L. Pilkington, Jr.


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