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00694 - A View Of Ageing

Ageing is an inevitable part of life, marked by the experiences and wisdom we accumulate. However, growing old does not inherently mean we grow up in the ways that indeed count—especially in wisdom and maturity. 1 Corinthians 13:11 (MSG), says: "When I was an infant at my mother’s breast, I gurgled and cooed like any infant. When I grew up, I left those infant ways for good."


The accurate measure of our years should be seen in how well we mentor, guide, and uplift the younger generations, embodying the principles of love and wisdom we’ve learned from God.


By fostering a community where knowledge and faith are passed down through the generations, we contribute to a legacy that outlives our physical presence. In this way, ageing becomes an ongoing testimony to the lifelong journey of faith and personal growth, celebrated and shared within our existing and extended community.


Quote

Your age is a benefit, not a hindrance when passing on wisdom to others.


Prayer

Lord, guide me to the people I can share my experience with. Amen.


Action Point

Would you be prepared to sit and pray with someone from the younger generation?



Copyright notices

(MSG) Copyright © 1993, 2002, 2018 by Eugene H. Peterson


Use in other publications. You can use all of this devotional when including this credit.   Copyright © Carl Brettle. Subscribe for free via www.faithlift.org 

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