No series on godly priorities would be complete without addressing the issue of those who are growing older: “senior citizens,” as they are commonly called. All too frequently, however, this particular group is given the message: “You are finished. You really do not figure that highly in our future.” Although this is a familiar philosophy within the ranks of humanity, Scripture does not support this view, either in philosophy or practice. The man whose life we unveil today exemplifies God’s desire for the aged. Caleb remained forever young, even though he had every reason to back off, fade into oblivion, and give up with a long, heavy sigh as he snuggled down into a bed of moth balls. No way! As we shall observe, Caleb stayed in the mainstream—in fact, on the front edge of new and fresh challenges.
Joshua 14:6–14; Psalm 90
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