Posted by: Bill Hornbeck | May 28, 2015

“Even to your old age I will be the same, And even to your graying years I will bear you!”

Today’s devotion comes from 2 Samuel Chapter 19.  Here is a link to this chapter – https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=2+Samuel+19&version=NASB

I quote only the following verses.

“15 The king then returned and came as far as the Jordan.  And Judah came to Gilgal in order to go to meet the king, to bring the king across the Jordan.

31 Now Barzillai the Gileadite had come down from Rogelim; and he went on to the Jordan with the king to escort him over the Jordan. 32 Now Barzillai was very old, being eighty years old;  and he had sustained the king while he stayed at Mahanaim, for he was a very great man. 33 The king said to Barzillai, “You cross over with me and I will sustain you in Jerusalem with me.”  34 But Barzillai said to the king, “How long have I yet to live, that I should go up with the king to Jerusalem?  35 I am now eighty years old.  Can I distinguish between good and bad?  Or can your servant taste what I eat or what I drink?  Or can I hear anymore the voice of singing men and women?  Why then should your servant be an added burden to my lord the king?  36 Your servant would merely cross over the Jordan with the king.  Why should the king compensate me with this reward?  37 Please let your servant return, that I may die in my own city near the grave of my father and my mother.  However, here is your servant Chimham, let him cross over with my lord the king, and do for him what is good in your sight.”  38 The king answered, “Chimham shall cross over with me, and I will do for him what is good in your sight; and whatever you require of me, I will do for you.”  39 All the people crossed over the Jordan and the king crossed too.  The king then kissed Barzillai and blessed him, and he returned to his place.”  2 Samuel Chapter 19:  Verses 15 and 31-39.

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Our LORD will care for us in old age, and He will carry us “over the Jordan into the Promised Land” (through death into Heaven), and He will care for us forever in Heaven.

“Even to your old age I will be the same,
And even to your graying years I will bear you!
I have done it, and I will carry you;
And I will bear you and I will deliver you.”  Isaiah 46:4.

“In My Father’s house are many dwelling places;  if it were not so, I would have told you;  for I go to prepare a place for you.”  John 14:2.

“Surely goodness and lovingkindness will follow me all the days of my life,
And I will dwell in the house of the Lord forever.”  Psalm 23:6.

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