“The days of our years are seventy, or even by reason of strength eighty years,” a Psalm of Moses says, “yet their pride is but labor and sorrow, for it passes quickly, and we fly away” (Psalm 90:10 WEB).
How fortunate that we worship a God for whom a thousand years are like a day (Psalm 90:4). No matter how long we live on Earth, thanks to Jesus’ sacrifice, we can spend forever with Him.
God has a mission for the elderly
Yes, even when I am old and gray-haired, God, don’t forsake me, until I have declared your strength to the next generation, your might to everyone who is to come.
God renews us every day
Therefore we don’t faint, but though our outward man is decaying, yet our inward man is renewed day by day.
Age holds a wealth of history and wisdom
Remember the days of old. Consider the years of many generations. Ask your father, and he will show you; your elders, and they will tell you.
It is unwise to think the days of your youth were better than now
Don’t say, “Why were the former days better than these?” For you do not ask wisely about this.
God sustains me my whole life
Even to old age I am he, and even to gray hairs I will carry you. I have made, and I will bear. Yes, I will carry, and will deliver.
Age brings the wisdom of experience
With aged men is wisdom, in length of days understanding.
Getting old doesn’t mean you have all the answers
I said, ‘Days should speak, and multitude of years should teach wisdom.’ But there is a spirit in man, and the Spirit of the Almighty gives them understanding. It is not the great who are wise, nor the aged who understand justice.
God’s work includes both young and old
It will happen afterward, that I will pour out my Spirit on all flesh; and your sons and your daughters will prophesy. Your old men will dream dreams. Your young men will see visions.
God demands respect for elders
You shall rise up before the gray head and honor the face of the elderly; and you shall fear your God. I am the LORD.
Senior citizens are important to spreading the Good News of God’s truth
God, you have taught me from my youth. Until now, I have declared your wondrous works. Yes, even when I am old and gray-haired, God, don’t forsake me, until I have declared your strength to the next generation, your might to everyone who is to come.
Leading a righteous life lends vigor to old age
The righteous shall flourish like the palm tree. He will grow like a cedar in Lebanon. They are planted in the LORD’s house. They will flourish in our God’s courts. They will still produce fruit in old age. They will be full of sap and green, to show that the LORD is upright. He is my rock, and there is no unrighteousness in him.
A long life is a blessing from God
“Honor your father and mother,” which is the first commandment with a promise: “that it may be well with you, and you may live long on the earth.”