Old is Gold – Family Sunday

Old is Gold – Family Sunday

In our fast-paced world that often glorifies youth and novelty, it is essential for us to pause and reflect on the timeless concept of age. The phrase “old is gold” holds a deeper meaning when we consider the wisdom and experiences of those who came before us. By focusing on the things God has done in the past and embracing timeless truths, we can cultivate a heart of gratitude, gain strength and encouragement, and deepen our understanding of God’s righteousness

We should always reflect on the past and remember the mighty deeds of God. Recognizing that your present circumstances are the result of God’s faithfulness in the past helps you appreciate His sovereignty and trust in His plans for the future.

Just as Job acknowledged that long life brings understanding, we can learn from the experiences and wisdom of those who have walked with God before us. Their insights can guide us in making wise decisions and living a life that pleases God. Proverbs 16:31 beautifully portrays gray hair as a crown of splendour, attained through a life of righteousness. 

It is thus important to seek counsel and instruction. By applying the wisdom gained from previous generations, we can avoid repeating their mistakes and make informed choices. Hebrews 6:12 encourages us to imitate those who through faith and patience inherit the promises. We should not be lazy but rather actively seek to learn from the examples set before us.

In a world where values and opinions constantly shift, you can also find stability in the unchanging nature of God’s Word. God’s Word is eternal and His commands are relevant across generations. As Christians, we are called to obey His commands faithfully and to remember the wonders He has done. 

By reflecting on the wonders of His creation and the testimonies of His faithfulness, we gain a deeper understanding of His righteous character. This understanding allows us to align our lives with His will, seeking to honour and glorify Him in all that we do.

Cultivating a heart of gratitude further helps you recognize and appreciate the blessings, both big and small, that God has bestowed upon you. In 1 Thessalonians 5:18, we are encouraged to give thanks in all circumstances, acknowledging that everything comes from the hand of a loving and faithful God.

You can, therefore, find strength and encouragement in God’s promises in times of challenges and difficulties. God is always with us, strengthening and upholding us. By meditating on His faithfulness in the past, we can have confidence in His ability to guide us through present and future trials.

Through these practices, we develop a deeper understanding of God’s righteousness and find guidance in the unchanging truths of His Word. May we continually seek to grow in our faith by drawing from the wellspring of wisdom provided by the eternal wisdom found in God’s eternal unchanging Word.

Genesis 1:26-28

Deuteronomy 7:9

Deuteronomy 32:7

Judges 6:2-14

Job 12:12

Psalms 40:5

Psalm 51:10

Psalms 105:5

Psalms 119:89

Psalms 143:5 

Psalms 145:17

Proverbs 16:31

Proverbs 19:20 

Isaiah 40:8

Isaiah 41:10

Hebrews 6:12

Hebrews 13:7 

I Thessalonians 5:18 

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