Psalm 92:12-15 (KJV)

12 The righteous shall flourish like the palm tree: he shall grow like a cedar in Lebanon.
13 Those that be planted in the house of the Lord shall flourish in the courts of our God.
14 They shall still bring forth fruit in old age; they shall be fat and flourishing;s
15 To shew that the Lord is upright: he is my rock, and there is no unrighteousness in him.

Some people are old before their fortieth birthday; others reach ninety and still seem young.

What is the difference?

Attitude: The body will age, but we get old only if we choose to do so.  However, God desires that believers live each day fully so that He can use us.

As Psalm 92:13, 14 promises, “Those who are planted in the house of the Lord shall flourish in the courts of our God. They shall still bear fruit in old age. “

What does this mean for us as believers?

First, we need to keep learning. Some people are satisfied with their current level of knowledge because learning something new would tax their brain.  But discovering fresh concepts guarantees we can continue being productive in the world.

Of course, scripture should be our first source of knowledge. When we get God’s perspective, anxiety and fear diminish so that our body and mind can function at optimum levels.  In addition, we should read up on whatever interest us, become involved in new projects, and learn to use technology.

Although keeping up with new technology seems harder, the more birthdays we have, it helps us keep young. That’s why another suggestion is: keep laboring. It’s not that I’m against retirement, but leaving a vocation is no reason to stop being productive.

Just as certain fruit improves as trees age, years of a faithful walk with God should yield greater fruit in the believer’s life.  Look for service opportunities through the church and other ministries.

If God blesses you with many years, bless Him with useful service.

The longer you stay young, the more valuable you are as a servant to His kingdom.

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