Words of Truth - December 7, 2011

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Wednesday, December 7, 2011

"Fruit in Old Age"

Old Age
“They shall still bring forth fruit in old age; they shall be fat and flourishing;”  Psalm 92:14

   
History records that many people made some of their greatest contributions to society after the age of 65. The Earl of Halsburg, for example, was 90 when he began preparing a 20- volume revision of English law.  Goethe wrote Faust at 82.  Galileo made his greatest discovery when he was 73.  At 69, Hudson Taylor was still vigorously working on the mission field, opening up new territories in Indochina.  And when Caleb was 85, he took the stronghold of the giants (Josh. 14:10-15).  F.B. Meyer once confided to his friend F.A. Robinson of Toronto, " I do hope my Father will let the river of my life go flowing fully until the finish.  I don't want it to end in a swamp."
    As we grow old may never stop being fruitful. Many people have given up on life way before God had intended them to.  There are new fears to face and more challenges to overcome with old age, but God remains the same! Don't let age steal away your life. If you do, the fruit you'll bear will be bitter.
    One thing about getting old is that you can sing in the bathroom while brushing your teeth. And here is a great song to sing:

Jesus loves me, this I know,
Though my hair is white as snow;
Though my sight is growing dim,
Still He bids me trust in Him.
Yes, Jesus loves me; yes Jesus loves me,
Yes, Jesus loves me; the Bible tells me so.

Though my steps are, oh, so slow
With my hand in His I'll go
On through life; let come what may,
He'll be there to lead the way.
Yes, Jesus loves me; yes Jesus loves me,
Yes, Jesus loves me; the Bible tells me so.

When the nights are dark and long,
In my heart He puts a song,
Telling me in words so clear,
"Have no fear for I am near."
Yes, Jesus loves me; yes Jesus loves me,
Yes, Jesus loves me; the Bible tells me so.

When my work on earth is done
And life's victories 'been won
He will take me home above
To the fullness of His love.
Yes, Jesus loves me; yes Jesus loves me,
Yes, Jesus loves me; the Bible tells me so.

(C.D. Frey, Tennessee, in The Bible Friend.)


Study verses - Gen 21:2; Ruth 4:15; Psalm 37:25; 71:9; Isaiah 46:4;


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Dangers of Multi-tasking - November 30, 2011
Ingratitude - November 22, 2011
"Wash! Wash! Wash!" - November 16, 2011
"The Pastor" - November 9, 2011
"Value of a Name" - November 2, 2011
"Anger" - October 26, 2011
"A Gratitude Attitude" - October 12, 2011
"The Hunter" - October 5, 2011
"Be Filled" - September 28, 2011
"Do YOUR Job" - September 21, 2011
"A Praying Church" - September 14, 2011
"Barking or Pulling" - August 31, 2011
"Spiritually Homeless" - August 24, 2011
"Fulfilling Your Duty" - August 17, 2011
"Overcoming Obstacles" - August 10, 2011
"Shine!" - July 20, 2011
"True Patriotism" - July 6, 2011
"Righteousness Exalteth a Nation" - June 29, 2011
"War Against the Flesh" - June 8, 2011
"Redeeming the Time" - June 1, 2011
"Waiting on God" - May 25, 2011
"For The Sake of Others" - May 18, 2011
"The Cost of Freedom" - May 11, 2011
"Mother's God" - May 4, 2011
"Walk Humbly" - April 27, 2011
"Walking In Truth" - April 20, 2011
"Revealed By Pressure" - April 13, 2011
"God's Saving Communication" - April 6, 2011

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