The Bible speaks highly of older people, citing their age, wisdom, and life experience.
Proverbs 16:31 reads, “Gray hair is a crown of glory; it is gained in a righteous life.” The Bible never diminishes the value of older people. In fact, God’s Word usually elevates age and experience over youth!
Not only that, but the Bible instructs us to respect and honor older people.
Leviticus 19:32 reads, “Stand up in the presence of the aged, show respect for the elderly and revere your God. I am the LORD.”
Also, so many of the wise, biblical figures we revere in God’s Word are older by the time we meet them in the Bible!
And we find that they have incredibly wise things to teach us about God in the midst of their story.
Though our bodies may be aging, as long as we walk in an intimate relationship with God, He will continually renew us on the inside.
2 Corinthians 4:16 reads, “So we do not lose heart. Though our outer self is wasting away, our inner self is being renewed day by day.”
God is preparing our souls for the life to come, when we will no longer have to worry about aging and the limitations of our earthly bodies.
Yes, you are still valuable to God no matter what age you are and He loves you more than you could ever comprehend.