Ever Brighter

Here is a verse in Proverbs (4:18) to give the elderly a hopeful outlook:

“But the path of the just is like the shining sun, that shines ever brighter unto the perfect day.” The elderly may feel their age very acutely; their strength and life may seem dimmer each day. But the truth is their path is shining brighter with the passing of each day. Sounds a bit like 2 Corinthians 4:16: “Therefore we do not lose heart. Even though our outward man is perishing, yet the inward man is being renewed day by day.”

God turns things upside down. The body starts wearing down, but the spirit of the Christian grows newer and newer, the path ahead brighter than ever. The eye of faith sees the unseen and has hope.

On the flip side: “The way of the wicked is like darkness; they do not know what makes them stumble.” (Prov. 4:19)

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3 thoughts on “Ever Brighter

  1. How beautiful! I’m turning 40 on November 29th. That’s a big birthday, a big decade. The bible’s ideas about age are so different then the world’s. I am not dreading my birthday, I am looking forward to it as a mark of maturity. :-)

  2. I’ve certainly seen this for myself in the lives of older relatives. In particular, I know a couple of dear old ladies whose eyes shine like stars -who love God and their families and after seeing parent’s, husbands, and siblings die can talk with certainty about the goodness of God and His Sovereignty. They’re sisters, and I love to be around them. When we moved to California we actually drove a hundred or so miles out of our way to visit one of them. To be so close to so much love and not visit would be unthinkable. That’s just the kind of ladies they are.

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