Bible translation used in today's episode: Chapter 12-GNT, Chapter 13-14-NASB, Chapter 15-NLT
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The very first time we see Abraham’s name in scripture is in chapter 11 of Genesis, verse 26, when his name is Abram. "After Terah was 70 years old, he became the father of Abram, Nahor, and Haran." Then, in chapter 12, verse 1 we see God’s call for him to move from his home in Haran to a place that God would show him. And in verse 4, we learn that Abram was seventy-five years old when he moves.
You know what this tells me? It tells me that even old people are sometimes called to do God’s work. I say this because most folks seem to think that when they are old, they can skate on whatever their previous work was.
They say, “I’m too old to get involved. Let the young folks do the heavy lifting. I’m retired.” Don’t think that’s true? I’ve seen it time and again in church. Getting the seniors to engage is often like puling teeth.
Beloved, God is not through using you until He calls you home. If you are still on this earth, He has a reason for keeping you here. Seek His will. Ask Him what it is He wants you to do.