Friday, May 21, 2021


Bible Reading: Hebrews 5

Key Verse: Verse 14 - “But strong meat belongeth to them that are of full ageeven those who by reason of use have their senses exercised to discern both good and evil.”

Key Words: of full age

We often think of the aged as those past their prime, no longer of such strength as to accomplish the tough tasks of life. This is not so! If you’ll notice in our text verse, those of full age can teach others. They, because of their experience, know how to discern between good and evil. So the aged should be treated with respect and honor. Remember, one day you’ll be there!

Once there was a little old man. His eyes blinked and his hands trembled; when he ate he clattered the silverware distressingly, missed his mouth with the spoon as often as not, and dribbled a bit of his food on the tablecloth. Now he lived with his married son, having nowhere else to live, and his son’s wife didn’t like the arrangement.

I can’t have this,” she said. “It interferes with my right to happiness.” So she and her husband took him firmly by the arm and led him to the corner of the kitchen. There they set him on a stool and gave him his food in an earthenware bowl. From then on he always ate in the corner, blinking at the table with wistful eyes.

One day his hands trembled rather more than usual, and the earthenware bowl fell and broke. “If you are a pig,” said the daughter-in-law, “you must eat out of a trough.” So they made him a little wooden trough and he got his meals in that.

These people had a four-year-old son of whom they were very fond. One evening the young man noticed his boy playing intently with some bits of wood and asked what he was doing. “I’m making a trough,” he said, smiling up for approval, “to feed you and Mamma out of when I get big.”

Need I say more? Honor those who are of full age. Trust me, they deserve it!

What to do:

✞ Remember, who you honor or fail to honor speaks volumes about you.

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