Monday, April 9, 2012

Old Age

Within scripture we are given Almost hummorous discriptions of growing old.
Growing old doesnt always mean being grown.
Being grown has to do with accepting responsiblity.
Heb.6 speaks on the need for spiritual maturity!

1Remember now thy Creator in the days of thy youth, while the evil days come not, nor the years draw nigh, when thou shalt say, I have no pleasure in them;
(Solomon urges the youth to take notice of YHVH during their youth before the effects of old age come.)

2While the sun, or the light, or the moon, or the stars, be not darkened, nor the clouds return after the rain:
(While the days are bright and stroms come and go)

3In the day when the keepers of the house shall tremble (shaky nerves), and the strong men shall bow themselves (weaking bones), and the grinders cease because they are few(loss of teeth), and those that look out of the windows be darkened (effects within vision),

4And the doors shall be shut in the streets (social events no longer a priority/ or/ hearing and speaking), when the sound of the grinding is low (not easy to chew), and he shall rise up at the voice of the bird (sleep pattern), and all the daughters of musick shall be brought low (hearing);

5Also when they shall be afraid of that which is high (not able to climb not as vibrant and steady), and fears shall be in the way (dont want to fall/ recognise limitations have changed), and the almond tree shall flourish (gray hairs), and the grasshopper shall be a burden(crippled, slow, limited mobility), and desire shall fail(sex drive, sports, change of priorities depending on capabilities): because man goeth to his long home (physical death), and the mourners go about the streets:

6Or ever the silver cord be loosed, or the golden bowl be broken, or the pitcher be broken at the fountain, or the wheel broken at the cistern.

7Then shall the dust return to the earth as it was: and the spirit shall return unto God who gave it. (Spirit returns to the Father at Physical death- flesh returns to the earth/ 2 Cor. 5:7-10 / Gen.3:19/ 1 Cor. 15:40,44,50/ Ps. 104:29/ Luke 24:5/ Phil 1:23/)

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