Young and Old
The glory of young men is their strength: and the beauty of old men is the grey head. ~Proverbs 20:29
Solomon made many wise summations when the Holy Spirit moved him to write the book of Proverbs. Proverbs helps us to understand the right pursuit in life, how to be the right person, how to make the right decisions, and how to develop the right people skills. God allowed Solomon to listen to and counsel with every facet of human experience. Our devotion this morning centers on what it means to be young and old.
We see the commendation.
Young men are commended for their strength, vitality, vision, and capacity for doing things. Young men are commended for their feats of strength and ability to break records. Older men are commended for their gray hair. Gray hair symbolizes wisdom, maturity, and experience. Older men are seen as prudent, vigilant, and discerning. Older men evaluate things from all angles. Older men are sought out for their counsel and discernment. They have understanding of the times. In their respective qualities, both are commended.