God’s Word assures us that “those who are planted in the house of Jehovah . . . will still keep on thriving during gray-headedness.” (Psalm 92:13, 14) In figurative language, the psalmist set out the fundamental truth that faithful servants of God can continue to progress, flourish, and prosper spiritually, even if they are declining physically. Many Biblical and modern-day examples bear this out. Congratulations! May God continue to bless you!
February 6, 2014 at 10:55 p.m.
God treasures his loyal elderly servants.(2 Corinthians 4:16) In his Word, the Bible, we find the following heartwarming assurance: “The righteous himself will blossom forth as a palm tree does; as a cedar in Lebanon does, he will grow big... They will still keep on thriving during gray-headedness...to tell that God is upright.” (Psalm 92:12-15) A consideration of these verses will reveal aspects of the valuable contribution you older ones can make to the Christian brotherhood. Congratulations! May God continue to bless you!
February 6, 2014 at 10:34 p.m.
The elderly ones among us are very precious to God. He does not abandon them. (Ps. 71:18) The true God actually fortifies them to keep on serving him faithfully. May we too continue to support and honor the elderly. Congratulations! May God continue to bless you!
February 6, 2014 at 10:29 p.m.
“Thriving During Gray-Headedness” (PSALM 92:13, 14) The psalmist likens the righteous to palm trees ‘planted in the courtyards of our God.’ They “keep on thriving during gray-headedness.” Another version reads: “In old age they still produce fruit.” Do you not agree that this is an encouraging thought? May God continue to bless you, in that you may “go on bearing fruit in every good work.”—Colossians 1:10.
February 6, 2014 at 10:08 p.m.
Elderly Ones—Valuable Members of Our Christian Brotherhood “Those who are planted in the house of God . . . will blossom forth. They will still keep on thriving during gray-headedness.”—PSALM 92:13, 14. Congratulations! May God continue to bless you!
February 5, 2014 at 10:03 p.m.
Those who wish to enjoy a happy marriage show respect for their mates by “keeping an eye, not in personal interest upon just [their] own matters, but also in personal interest upon those of [their mates].” (Philippians 2:4) They do not consider what is good only for themselves—which would be selfish. Instead, they consider what is best also for their mates. Indeed, they give that the priority. Congratulations! May God bless your union!
February 5, 2014 at 9:50 p.m.
Truly, the Bible contains a wealth of valuable counsel and instruction regarding family life. Moreover, it teaches us about God’s new world and an earthly paradise filled with happy people who worship God. (Revelation 21:3, 4) What wonderful prospects lie ahead! Even now, we can enjoy happy family life by applying God’s instructions found in his Word, the Bible. Congratulations! May God bless your union!
February 4, 2014 at 8:50 p.m.
Is it possible for two individuals to live together happily for an indefinitely long time? Yes, and the Bible identifies two vital factors, or keys, that help to make this possible. If both the husband and the wife put these to use, they will unlock the door to happiness and many blessings. What are these keys? The first key is love. If two married people really love each other, then they will also have respect for each other, and respect is the second key to a happy marriage. Respect is defined as “giving consideration to others, honoring them.” God’s Word counsels all Christians, including husbands and wives: “In showing honor to one another take the lead.” (Romans 12:10) CONGRATULATIONS! May God bless your union!
February 4, 2014 at 8:36 p.m.
Love and respect are essential in another area of marriage—communication. The loving husband will converse with his wife about her activities, her problems, her views on various matters. She needs this. A husband who takes the time to speak with his wife and really listens to what she says demonstrates his love and respect for her. (James 1:19) The way wives and husbands communicate is important. (Proverbs 16:24) Congratulations! May God bless this union!
February 4, 2014 at 8:20 p.m.
When you have a long-term view, you expect to be with your mate through thick and thin. This has an added benefit. It will make it far easier for you and your mate to accept weaknesses and mistakes and to continue putting up with each other and forgiving each other freely. (Colossians 3:13) “In a good marriage,” says one handbook, “there’s room for both of you to fail, and for the marriage to hold together in spite of it.” Congratulations! May God bless your union!
February 4, 2014 at 7:04 p.m.