The Bible has quite a bit to say about old people, and like every other Bible subject, we would do well to listen to what it says about this subject.
Adam, the first man on earth, lived to the ripe old age of 930 (Genesis 5:5). Methuselah lived to be 969 years old, the oldest person named in the Bible (Genesis 5:27). Abraham, who became the ancestral head of the Hebrews/Israelites/Jews, was 75 years old when God called him to leave his native land and migrate to the land of Canaan (Genesis 12:1-4). He was 100 years old when his first child, Isaac, was born, and his wife Sarah was 90 years old (Genesis 17:17). From Isaac’s son Jacob the great nation of Israel arose. Continue reading