RUSS HOBBS MINISTRIES
“WHAT DOES THE BIBLE SAY ABOUT AGING?”
2 Corinthians 4:16
So we do not lose heart. Though our outer self is wasting away, our inner self is being renewed day by day.
The glory of young men is their strength, but the splendor of old men is their gray hair.
So even to old age and gray hairs, O God, do not forsake me, until I proclaim your might to another generation, your power to all those to come.
Do not cast me off in the time of old age; forsake me not when my strength is spent.
Gray hair is a crown of glory; it is gained in a righteous life.
Wisdom is with the aged, and understanding in length of days.
You shall stand up before the gray head and honor the face of an old man, and you shall fear your God: I am the Lord.
Older women likewise are to be reverent in behavior, not slanderers or slaves to much wine. They are to teach what is good,
Even to your old age I am he, and to gray hairs I will carry you. I have made, and I will bear; I will carry and will save.
The righteous flourish like the palm tree and grow like a cedar in Lebanon. They are planted in the house of the Lord; they flourish in the courts of our God. They still bear fruit in old age; they are ever full of sap and green, to declare that the Lord is upright; he is my rock, and there is no unrighteousness in him.
I have been young, and now am old, yet I have not seen the righteous forsaken or his children begging for bread.
Listen to me, O house of Jacob, all the remnant of the house of Israel, who have been borne by me from before your birth, carried from the womb; even to your old age I am he, and to gray hairs I will carry you. I have made, and I will bear; I will carry and will save.
Grandchildren are the crown of the aged, and the glory of children is their fathers.
1 Timothy 5:8
But if anyone does not provide for his relatives, and especially for members of his household, he has denied the faith and is worse than an unbeliever.
They still bear fruit in old age; they are ever full of sap and green,
Who satisfies you with good so that your youth is renewed like the eagle’s.
I said, ‘Let days speak, and many years teach wisdom.’
My flesh and my heart may fail, but God is the strength of my heart and my portion forever.
The years of our life are seventy, or even by reason of strength eighty; yet their span is but toil and trouble; they are soon gone, and we fly away.
So teach us to number our days that we may get a heart of wisdom.