Senior Saints Should Rejoice

Senior saints, as used here, is a reference to those who have been saved and growing in the Lord for about ten years or more. A key idea in this series of devotionals, "Rejoice Instead of Weep," based on Ezra 3:10-13, is that "We should rejoice more than we weep."

In this devotional, let's focus on how senior saints should rejoice. If you fit into this category, make sure you are worshipping God, instead of history. Worship the God who is moving today, instead of weeping over days gone by.

If by chance your faith is so weak that you must weep then please don’t weep loud. The louder you weep, the more blood is placed on your hands. The more birthdays and wisdom that God gives us then the more God expects out of us (see Lk. 12:48).

We don’t want to stand before judgment and have the Lord to play back the DVD of worship and we see how even though the anointing was all over the service, we sat like a bumps on a log.

We don’t want the DVD to show how unmoved we were, when the choir was singing about the goodness of the Lord. And we surely don’t want the record to show how our indifference and cold spirit influenced those who sat around us. We ought to rejoice, while we can.

Self Examination
1. Do you worship God like a mature saint should?

3. What are you going to do to improve in this area?

Great and awesome God, the One who has kept me from my mother's womb up to this present moment, it is to You that I pray. Thank You for being so much better to me than I could ever deserve.

I confess that I have not rejoiced in proportion to the grace that You have showered into my life. Please forgive me, and help me to live right. In Jesus' name, amen.

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