I had a hard time figuring out what to write about tonight. Maybe it’s because my mind is on the potentially life-changing item I mentioned in this post… Prayers appreciated for some meetings tomorrow…
Finally, I landed on these verses:
[The righteous] will still bear fruit in old age,
they will stay fresh and green,
proclaiming, “The Lord is upright;
he is my Rock, and there is no wickedness in him. ” Psalm 92:14-15 NIV
It’s encouraging to think of Christians – righteous because of Jesus – still producing fruit in their “golden years.” Still growing spiritually. Still ministering to others. Still “fresh and green.”
I like that picture of what I can look forward to.
And it’s good to see that the spiritual growth that continues into old age leads the Christian to a closer walk with the Rock. I know God is upright.
But I think there’s a deeper knowing as we walk more closely with him and see more clearly our sin, which contrasts with His righteousness, yet highlights his deep grace and great mercy.
Today’s Readings: Job 7:1-8:22, Psalm 92:9-15, Proverbs 22:17-21, Romans 9:1-18. See About for what I’m up to with these daily posts. Your daily blogger, Holiday Longing (Reproduce with permission only).