“The fear of the Lord adds length to life” (Prov 10:27 NIV)
When asked about the benefits of living to be 100 years old, one centenarian smiled and said, “There’s very little peer pressure.” Thanks to medical science we’re living to our eighties, nineties and beyond. But living longer means dealing with the realities of ageing. Our youth – oriented culture often gives old age a bad image but clearly God doesn’t agree. To him old age often is the reward for a life well – lived, a privilege earned an accomplishment worth celebrating, and wisdom shared to benefit succeeding generations. For the next few days lets observe some things about ageing. Note how God sees ageing. He views long life as evidence of His favour. He says, “… Through me your days will be many and years will be added to your life” (Prov 9: 11 NIV) Longevity, with all its aches and pains, is a blessing. The fear of the Lord adds length to life, but the years of the wicked are cut short. “You say, “But who will take care of me when I get old? Don’t worry, God will be there for you”… “I have cared for you since you were born… I will care for you” (Isa 46:3-4NLT) What an insurance policy! Is there proof that He does? Yes, ask the Psalmist.” Once I was young, and now I am old. Yet I have never seen the godly (righteous) abandoned or their children begging for bread (Ps 37:25NLT) (TWFT)
PRAYER LINE: Fear not because our loving Father is always near, Forever by our side; He’ll bring us comfort in our fear And peace that will abide. – Sper
When we trust the power of God His peace keeps us from panic

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