verse of the day

Sunday, 20 December 2015

Old age [ 1 Kings 11 v 4 ]

The challenge of the Christian life,is just that,it is for life,one does not retire
from the challenges and the trials,that life brings us.It is a lifetime commitment,think not, that just because you are old that you will not face temptations.In 1 Kings 11v4,we read the following,/And it came to pass,when Solomon was old,that his wives turned away his heart after gods.
/Yes when he was old,as long as we are in this body of flesh,we can be assured that we still be capable of sinning in gross ways.If it happened to a godly man like Solomon,it can happen to any of us whatever our age.
There is no early retirement from being a Christian,we have to keep vigilant
to the very gates of death.Many a race horse has fallen at the last hurdle,and many a Christian has fallen in their old age,bringing shame on themselves,
and there loved ones,and on their Lord.Satan takes no pity on any one,be it
a child or old person,the flesh is not dead until we are dead,old age may bring limitations,but it will not limit our ability to sin.Solomons heart was turned away from his God,remember the heart is deceitful and desperately wicked,time and old age will not change this.So today let us old ones be on our guard,to remain vigilant,alert,and continually reliant upon our God.
                                             A  prayer.
Dear God and Father,help us who are old,to not act like  old fools,in Jesus name Amen.

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