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READ: 2 Corinthians 4:7-18

Even though our outward man is perishing, yet the inward
man is being renewed day by day.

—2 Corinthians 4:16

Some people are obsessed
with physical fitness—daily workouts, vitamins, organic food—in spite of the
fact that our bodies keep ticking away in inevitable decline. In our twenties
and thirties we think we’re invincible, but in the decades that follow, the
eyesight starts to go, then the knees, then the mind. Let’s face it, trying to
ensure long-lasting physical health is like trying to stem the tide with a
pitchfork!

And while it is true that
the older we get the worse we get physically, it doesn’t have to be that way
spiritually. Believe it or not, it is possible to get better with age. It’s
what the apostle Paul meant when he said, “Even though our outward man is
perishing, yet the inward man is being renewed day by day” (2 Cor. 4:16).

Many of us fear aging with
all the trouble it brings. But when we are gradually stripped of everything
that props us up—whether wealth, independence, health, dignity, beauty, or all
of the above—we are left with more and more of God. So no matter how old you
are, it’s not too late to dig deep in God’s Word and invest more and more time
in your spiritual well-being. You’ll see the payoffs, now and later. The older
you get, the better you can become!  — Joe Stowell

Although
our outward shell decays,
We still can be renewed each day;
Commitment to God’s Word and prayer
Give strength that will not fade away. —Sper

To
get better with age, get spiritually fit.

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