LIVE                                                                               Job 5:17-27

“Thou shalt come to thy grave in a full age, like as a shock of corn cometh in  his season.” (v26)

Author Norman Cousins said, “No disease is more lethal than the boredom that follows retirement.” Here’s a true story of a lady in her eighties who went to her doctor for a check up. He asked if she stayed active. She gave him a big smile and said. “I jog about four or five miles everyday.” Surprised, he told her she needed to be careful and not over do it. “Take it easy he suggested. She took his words to heart and decided to slow down. She reduced her jogs to slow walks, and cut back to one or two days a week. Within a year she was dead. After hearing about her death, the doctor who’d given her such advice told a friend, “Never again will I tell a patient who’s doing so well to take it easy.” The Bible is filled with the stories of people who lived on because they had something to live for.

Remember? At eighty-five he attacked the giants in the hill country, drove them out, and became a land developer (Joshua 1:4) And how about Noah? He began building the ark when he was five hundred years old. And a hundred years later he helped to start the world all over again. Age means nothing unless you’re cheese: And wrinkles, grey hair, and spots on your hands, don’t just exist-live. Claim the promise. “You will come to the grave in full vigor.” Keep dreaming. Accept new challenges. And don’t even think about taking it easy (TWFT)

PRAYER LINE: Be still, my heart, for faithful is thy Lord, And pure and true and tried His holy Word, Through stormy flood which rageth as the sea, His promises thy stepping – stones shall be – Anon.


God is a safe dwelling place in life’s storms

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