This was David (1 Kings 1:1), the strong and agile youth who ran toward Goliath. The only difference between the young and the elderly is time. If you have the strength and vitality of youth, don’t waste them by spending them on yourself. Invest them in the Kingdom of God. In a church service years ago an elderly man trembled with age as he looked at the congregation, and with all earnestness said, “When I was a young man I gave myself to sport!” He added that it was a waste of time, and pleaded with those who were young to serve the Lord. Listen to such wisdom. Pray, “Teach me to number my days, that I may gain a heart of wisdom,” and realize that the wisest thing you can do with your life is to seek and save what is lost. He who wins souls is wise.
1 Kings 1:1 Now King David was old, advanced in years; and they put covers on him, but he could not get warm.
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