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12 Bible Characters Who Did Great Things for God in Their Old Age

Since I am getting older, I love this article from David Sanford. David coaches leaders passionate about demonstrating the relevance of Jesus Christ in every major sphere of life. His book and Bible projects have been published by Zondervan, Tyndale, Thomas Nelson, Doubleday, and Amazon. His speaking engagements have ranged everywhere from The Billy Graham Center at the Cove (NC) to UC Berkeley (CA).

Early in our marriage, Renée and I invested a lot of time with women and men in their 60s, 70s, 80s, and 90s. One of our dear friends lived to be 101. Another lived to be 106. These two (and many others) showed us how to enjoy life to the full until the very end.

Over the past four decades, Renée and I have actively sought to model our lives after theirs…and after the lives of their favorite Bible characters.

So, who were their favorite Bible characters? We’ll begin with Adam, Enoch, and Noah…and end with Simeon, Anna, and John.

Read the article here: 12 Bible Characters Who Did Great Things for God in Their Old Age – Topical Studies


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