Faith walk: Old or new

Pastor Bill register
Posted 2/21/18

Old things can still have value. We often want to discard things because we consider them outdated. Everything old is not bad, nor is it good because it is old.

The same is true about new things. …

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Faith walk: Old or new

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Old things can still have value. We often want to discard things because we consider them outdated. Everything old is not bad, nor is it good because it is old.

The same is true about new things. Newness does not make something good. Neither does being new make something bad.

We usually think of a person as old or young. There are benefits in being young, as there are benefits that come with age. A Psalmist once said, “I have been young, and now am old, yet I have not seen the righteous forsaken.” (Psalm 37:25) His experience gave him the platform to testify to God’s goodness. He had the benefit of his years of walking with the Lord, allowing him to observe the blessings of God on His people.

The Old Testament prophet admonished Jerusalem to “ask for the old paths, where is the good way, and walk therein.” In that specific case, the old way was better because the people had departed from it and followed a path of sin. Jeremiah was pleading with them to return to the way of the Lord.

Age does not diminish your value to God. Consider that you can use all of your

life experience as a powerful asset in your service to the Lord.

My six-and-a-half-year-old grandson is fascinated by the physical signs of my age. He has often asked me questions about it. I proudly answer him and tell him that the answer to his question is that the Lord has kept me here for many years. Once, he said, “Paw Paw, I want the Lord to keep you here forever.”

Young or old, you can be effective for God. He has given you the years of your life, whether they are few or many, for a purpose. That purpose is still being fulfilled. So, wherever you are in the calendar of life, God has a plan for you that is still developing.

Honor Him with every day of life that He gives you.

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