QT – Psalm 71

Vs. 18, “Even when I am old and gray, do not forsake me, O God, till I declare your power to the next generation, your might to all who are to come.” The author of this psalm is an elderly person who is reflecting upon life. But even as a younger person he put his trust in the Lord (vs. 5). This is a person who endured & persevered all throughout life. Rather than complain about old age, the psalmist is reinvigorated by God’s faithfulness. We are all children to God, no matter what age we are. Notice, the more knowledge there was of God over the years, the more the psalmist wanted to declare to the world about God!

Regarding application…Enduring Hope.  Vs. 14, “But as for me, I will always have hope; I will praise you more and more.”  Some people call this the Senior Citizen psalm. However, we can learn so much from the words of a wise old person. There is a tendency in this life to grow cynical & jaded after years of enduring the hardships of this world. Living in a sin-filled world can harden us without us knowing.  But we have a hope that endures through the uncertainty of life.  PTL, Praise the Lord!