Moses and Aaron did just as the Lord commanded them. Moses was eighty years old and Aarn eighty-three when they spoke to Pharaoh. Exodus 7:6-7
Old age is a time that many people look forward to for retirement. People feel that once they have worked a long life, they have earned being able to sit back and relax in retirement never to have to work again.
Retirement is a time when people want to be able to completely do what they choose to do and have no one else be their boss anymore telling them what to do.
Moses and Aaron were in their eighties when God called them to go before Pharaoh and tell him to let the people go. Both of them obeyed God’s command.
Believers in the church tend to have the same mindset as the world does with old age. They want to retire from working. Although the working is more of a ministry focus, rather than just regular work.
People will do some ministry for a number of years, then desire to stop. The reason to stop is not to do some other ministry, but just to stop altogether. As they get older, they feel that they can no longer contribute or need to contribute to the work anymore.
Regardless of the age, a believer, who is trusting in God and leaning on Him, will be able to continue to do effective work building God’s kingdom. The type of work being done may change with age, but it does not need to ever stop.
It may be the going in and doing something new as Moses and Aaron did. Or it may be just training and leading others to become leaders in the church.
Those who stop will drop and fall backwards. Those who lean on God and keep going, will continue to do great things for God’s kingdom.
No matter what your age is, God has some work that you can do in working to build His kingdom here on this earth. Do not allow yourself to become stagnant and come to a halt, but be on fire for God working until the day He calls you home.
Seek God’s Holy Spirit to guide you in what He has for you to do. Hold onto His power and strength to keep moving forward. You will never be too old to do His work.
Today I pray that you will know Jesus as your Lord and Savior; that you will know what God calls you to do; that you will rely upon God’s strength to do His work; and that you will obey every command of God for your whole life.