An Idea Borrowed

Years ago on a radio program someone shared that they read a chapter in Proverbs every day. Since there are 31 chapters and the longest month has 31 days it allows you to read through Proverbs on a regular basis. I use it as the launch pad for my personal worship time and branch out from there. On this blog I will try to share some of the insights I have in the Word. I will try to organize them in the archive by reference.

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Age with Grace

(Pro 16:31 KJV) The hoary head is a crown of glory, if it be found in the way of righteousness.

What is a "hoary head"? That is King James for gray hair. You may be familiar with the term hoar frost. It refers to a coating of white on the grass or glass on a winter morning. Here is shows who has the cool heads.

Do not die your gray hair! Notice that it is a “crown” (5850) of “glory” (8597). When we read the word we find so many ideas that go against our culture. We live in a youth culture. Getting old is a fate worse than death. The old are looked down on. Don’t give in to the values of a world that rejects the authority of God.

Obviously being old does not make you wise. You can be an old fool. But all things being equal life should have taught you something. Experience can teach.

(Full disclosure: I have had gray hair for years.)

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