Prov 20:29 The glory of young men is their strength,
gray hair the splendor of the old. (NIV)
We live in a culture that values youth, vitality, freshness and the extreme. The preceding generations, subsequently, are portrayed as old, sluggish, dry, and dull. The wisdom of the Scriptures paint a different picture, however.
This proverb reminds us that the while young men do possess unique qualities that are inherited with their ages, older people have their strengths also: the strength of time.
Someone who is older (and has that gray hair!) has been “around the block a few times”. They have been at and have gone through the same situations that will face the young.
Some of the greatest Christians I have known were not the super strong, young, hip, fresh, 20-something Christians. Nope. They were the gray headed, slow moving, wise, loving, constant and faithful “older” saints.