Work in Old Age
Wisdom's Corner
Work in Old Age

While we do not know what will happen to us throughout our lives, we do know that as the years go by we grow old. Our bodies and our minds lose the strength that they had in our younger years. We move slower and think slower than we did when we were young.

Sometimes because of these limitations older people think that they cannot do anything. It is not unusual for older people to begin to think that they are not wanted. Or they may think that there is no longer purpose in their lives.

In Psalm 71:18, we read, "Now also when I am old and greyheaded, O God, forsake me not; until I have shewed thy strength unto this generation, and thy power to every one that is to come." David wrote this psalm. It sounds like he was praying that he intended to work for God until he died.

A Christian wants to do all he can for God. He will always take the opportunity to teach others God's word. He will always take the opportunity to do good so that others will see God's love. Therefore, as he grows old he does not lose his purpose. He will always have the purpose to do God's will.

As a young person you can do several things for the older person. You can encourage them to become a Christian if they are not one. This will give them a purpose in life. You can ask them to teach you about the Bible. You can encourage them to teach others. You can help them do good things for others. You can ask them their advice on how to live according to God's will.

Encourage older people to continue to work for God. And keep working for God yourself. Until next time, keep reading your Bible and getting God's wisdom. And if any of this is hard to understand, ask a parent to help you.

Mark McWhorter

Copyright 2001

Published by The Old Paths Bible School