As soon as we are born, we start to age. That is God’s plan for us here on earth. As we get older, our bodies start to become frail and weak. But God still has a plan for our lives.
Verses 12 and 13 talk about cedar trees. Verse 12a says, “Good people are like cedar trees of Lebanon planted in the Lord’s temple.” Verse 14 continues to talk about these cedar trees, “Even when they are old, they will continue producing fruit like young, healthy trees.” These verses tell us that even when we are old, we can still be useful for God’s kingdom.
How can older people be useful for God? They can comfort people and show kindness (Romans 12:8), listen to people who are hurting (James 1:19), pray (1 Thessalonians 5:17), and tell others about Jesus (Mark 16:15).
Whether you are young or old, God can use you to serve Him. Look for ways to help other people and serve God.