Sunday, January 9, 2011

Spiritual Sunday - Wisdom Trumps Age

Working with students, I often become frustrated when adults tell them to "wait until you get into the real world." As far as I'm concerned, today's teenager is more a part of the "REAL" world than any adult who goes to work and comes home every day. Teenagers make decisions that will affect the direction of the ENTIRE rest of their lives. If they can seek God's counsel and stay the course, they are truly heroes, guided by God himself and we owe them some credit.

I'm finishing up the book of Job and came across a verse that illustrates this well. Some of us old crotchety adults need to be reminded of this, the next time we think our age and experience trump youth.

Job 32: 8
But it is the spirit in a person, the breath of the Almighty that gives them understanding. It is not only the old who are wise, not only the aged who understand what is right.

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