Ages and Stages

Ages and Stages

Each age has its special beauty.

Proverbs 16:31: The silver-haired head is a crown of glory, if it is found in the way of righteousness.

Proverbs 20:29: The glory of young men is their strength, and the splendor of old men is their gray head.

We shouldn’t be sad about the passing of our youth.

Ecclesiastes 11:10: Therefore remove sorrow from your heart, and put away evil from your flesh, for childhood and youth are vanity.

God promises to help us in our old age.

Isaiah 46:4: Even to your old age, I am He, and even to gray hairs I will carry you! I have made, and I will bear; even I will carry, and will deliver you.

Psalm 91:14, 16: Because he has set his love upon Me, therefore I will deliver him; I will set him on high, because he has known My name. With long life I will satisfy him, and show him My salvation.

Psalm 103:5: Who satisfies your mouth with good things, so that your youth is renewed like the eagle’s.

The passing of years should bring wisdom.

Job 12:12: Wisdom is with aged men, and with length of days, understanding.

Job 32:7: I said, ‘Age should speak, and multitude of years should teach wisdom.’

Psalm 71:17: O God, You have taught me from my youth; and to this day I declare Your wondrous works.

God can use us, no matter how old we are.

Psalm 92:13–14: Those who are planted in the house of the Lord shall flourish in the courts of our God. 14 They shall still bear fruit in old age; they shall be fresh and flourishing,

Acts 2:17: And it shall come to pass in the last days, says God, that I will pour out of My Spirit on all flesh; your sons and your daughters shall prophesy, your young men shall see visions, your old men shall dream dreams.

Our life span is in God’s hands.

Psalm 31:15a: My times are in Your hand.

Psalm 48:14: For this is God, our God forever and ever; He will be our guide even to death.

How to obtain the blessing of longevity.

Deuteronomy 5:33: You shall walk in all the ways which the Lord your God has commanded you, that you may live and that it may be well with you, and that you may prolong your days in the land which you shall possess.

Deuteronomy 30:20: That you may love the Lord your God, that you may obey His voice, and that you may cling to Him, for He is your life and the length of your days; and that you may dwell in the land which the Lord swore to your fathers, to Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob, to give them.

Psalm 34:12–14: Who is the man who desires life, and loves many days, that he may see good? 13 Keep your tongue from evil, and your lips from speaking deceit. 14 Depart from evil and do good; seek peace and pursue it.

Proverbs 10:27: The fear of the Lord prolongs days, but the years of the wicked will be shortened.

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