“You shall rise up before the gray-headed and honor the aged, and you shall revere your God; I am the Lord.” (Lev 19:32)
Respect for age is a respect for God. The first commandment God gives to a child is to honor their father and mother and Eph 6:2-3 says that the command to honor your parents comes with a promise for good days ahead.
There is a legacy of knowledge and experience that can only be passed down from the older generations when the younger ones value the aged. Time has not made us equals with the older generation. Thanks be to God that we have the gray-headed to pass down wisdom so we don’t have to reinvent the wheel every generation. Wrinkles and scars are an honor given to survivors and warriors.
A society that worships at the feet of youth and beauty is doomed to foolishness and heartache. Find a life well-lived this week, buy them a cup of coffee, and soak up their splendor.
“The glory of young men is their strength, but the splendor of old men is their gray hair.” (Pr 20:29)
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