Monday Manna - White Crowns

Today's Monday Manna
is hosted by Joanne Sher
at An Open Book.
We are focusing on this verse -

"Thus saith the LORD,
'Stand ye in the ways, and see,
and ask for the old paths, where is the good way,
and walk therein,
and ye shall find rest for your souls.'
But they said,
'We will not walk therein.'"
(Jeremiah 6:16, KJV)

One of my favorite things is to listen to the stories of the older/grandparent generation. Yes, they tell the same stories over and over. Hearing about Uncle Johnny being butted off the porch by the billy goat isn't so funny after you've heard it for the umpteenth time, but intermingled with those stories, are some good tidbits of advice for us younger folks.

With age comes wisdom. The older folks have seen what works and doesn't work. They've learned how to untangle difficult situations. They know what is right and good. If they love the LORD, then their words are filled with His wisdom. We'd be wise to listen.

You say, "But things are much different today, than when they were my age."

Not really. People still fall in love, get married, have children, work for a living, pay bills, make friendships, etc. Right is still right, and wrong is still wrong.

Society has changed because people haven't listened to the wisdom of the old ways.

There's a story in the Old Testament (I Kings 12) about King Rhehoboam. He had just become king and asked counsel of his advisers. The old wise men advised him to be kind to the people, and they would serve him well. The young counselors advised that he show himself strong, so that the people would fear and respect him. King Rhehoboam listened to the young men, and it caused the people to hate him. A horrible war and division occurred in the nation.

(Grandma Grace)

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

So, wear those gray hairs with pride!

1 comment:

Joanne Sher said...

Great thoughts. My ladies' bible study is FULL of grandparents and great-grandparents, and I learn SO much there. Thanks for jumping in, Vonnie :)


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