Thou shalt rise up before the hoary head, and honour the face of the old man, and fear thy God: I am the LORD (Leviticus 19:32).
The hoary head and the face of the old man represent those whom God has blessed with longevity. Respect for the aged is showing reverence for God. Those who have been blessed with many years should be respected because of their age and wisdom. They have lived through many trials and normally have advanced in wisdom. The aged have knowledge in many areas of life. Some of them are walking encyclopedias. The aged were once strong and young. They have weathered the storms of life and deserve respect. They have contributed to society and to family life. They continue to teach moral values to grandchildren. “Those that be planted in the house of the LORD shall flourish in the courts of our God. They shall still bring forth fruit in old age; they shall be fat and flourishing” (Psalm 92:13-14).
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