Psalms 71:18 Now also when I am old and grayheaded, O God, do not forsake me, Until I declare Your strength to this generation, Your power to everyone who is to come.
Age and experience do not assure wisdom or understanding of the things of God. At no point in our mortal lives do we lose our total dependence upon and humility before our God. This does not disregard the value of drawing knowledge and understanding from those who have gone before us – the youth may miss a valued resource if they fail to listen from those who have gone before them. No matter the source we must all be as the Bereans who listened but examined the Scriptures to determine if the things Paul was telling them were true. Be sure that the one you listen to is openly conscious of the sovereign hand of our Lord in every life. All admonition and advice should direct you toward your humble obedience to Jesus. There is no time in the life (old age or youth) of individuals to disregard the reverent fear of God. The passion of everyone entering the end of their life should be to pass on the majestic purpose and plan of God to the following generation. Many carry the rebellion of youth into their maturity without humble obedience to the commands of Christ. We who have entered our twilight years have but one obligation – to encourage, admonish and strengthen in the Lord those who follow.
Read through the Bible in one year – April 11/ Luke 11:1-28; 1 Samuel 17,18