Lent day 39: Who is Methuselah?
Luke 3 v 37 “the son of Methuselah”
He is of course the oldest man that ever lived. His name means ‘man of the sword’, a name indicating death was coming. Ironically it didn’t come for him. He lived 969 years.
Many have understood that his father, Enoch, gave this name to his son when prophesying of the coming death to the earth (the Flood) and that Methuselah died in the year of Noah’s flood, helping to build the ark. That prophecy is quoted in Jude 14-15.
This week I attended a Church service and into the Church strolled quite quickly a lady who was apparently 97 years of age. She was walking faster than those 20 years younger than her. Whatever pills she was taking seemed to definitely be helping her!
When you get old will you still be building an ark of salvation for others? Even if you never get to see your dreams fulfilled will you still build so that others will see it?
Will you still run into the Church building as quickly as someone 20 years younger? Will you still have passion for Church services?
This week I spoke with an 80 year old man, a believer, who told me a verse in the Bible spoke to him and though he had stopped going to the Sunday evening service, the verse challenged him and for the last several weeks he had started going again. He goes in the morning and goes to the evening service. All because of a verse. I admired him.
In your old age will you still let the Bible change you and what you do with your life?
Isaiah 46: 4 Even to your old age and grey hairs I am he, I am he who will sustain you. I have made you and I will carry you; I will sustain you and I will rescue you.