Oldest Person

Yesterday we learned about Enoch who walked with God. Today we will talk about his son, Methuselah. Methuselah was the grandfather of Noah. But Genesis 5:27 tells us something even more interesting about Methuselah. “So Methuselah lived a total of 969 years; then he died.”

The Bible tells us about many people and their ages, but Methuselah is the oldest person listed in the Bible. We learn from Genesis that Enoch and Noah obeyed God. But the Bible doesn’t tell us much about Methuselah. Probably Methuselah followed God, too.

Jesus lived only 33 years on earth. The New Testament tells us just a few things about Jesus before the age of 30. Most of the information in the books of Matthew, Mark, Luke and John is about the last three years of Jesus’ life. As John ends his Gospel, he says that if all the things Jesus did were written down, the world would not be big enough for all the books that would be written.

It doesn’t matter how many years we live here on earth. What is important is how we live. I hope you are obeying God and walking with Him today.