Deliver me in Your righteousness and cause me to escape; bow down Your ear to me and save me!
Be to me a rock of refuge in which to dwell, and a sheltering stronghold to which I may continually resort, which You have appointed to save me, for You are my Rock and my Fortress.
Rescue me, O my God, out of the hand of the wicked, out of the grasp of the unrighteous and ruthless man.
For You are my hope; O Lord God, You are my trust from my youth and the source of my confidence.
Upon You have I leaned and relied from birth; You are He Who took me from my mother's womb and You have been my benefactor from that day. My praise is continually of You.
I am as a wonder and surprise to many, but You are my strong refuge.
My mouth shall be filled with Your praise and with Your honor all the day.
Cast me not off nor send me away in the time of old age; forsake me not when my strength is spent and my powers fail.
For my enemies talk against me; those who watch for my life consult together,
Saying, God has forsaken him; pursue and persecute and take him, for there is none to deliver him.
O God, be not far from me! O my God, make haste to help me!
Let them be put to shame and consumed who are adversaries to my life; let them be covered with reproach, scorn, and dishonor who seek and require my hurt.
But I will hope continually, and will praise You yet more and more.
My mouth shall tell of Your righteous acts and of Your deeds of salvation all the day, for their number is more than I know.
I will come in the strength and with the mighty acts of the Lord God; I will mention and praise Your righteousness, even Yours alone.
O God, You have taught me from my youth, and hitherto have I declared Your wondrous works.
Yes, even when I am old and gray-headed, O God, forsake me not, until I have declared Your mighty strength to generation, and Your might and power to all that are to come.
Your righteousness also, O God, is very high , You Who have done great things; O God, who is like You, or who is Your equal?
You Who have shown us troubles great and sore will quicken us again and will bring us up again from the depths of the earth.
Increase my greatness (my honor) and turn and comfort me.
I will also praise You with the harp, even Your truth and faithfulness, O my God; unto You will I sing praises with the lyre, O Holy One of Israel.
My lips shall shout for joy when I sing praises to You, and my inner being, which You have redeemed.
My tongue also shall talk of Your righteousness all the day long; for they are put to shame, for they are confounded, who seek and demand my hurt.
Summary: When we take time to praise God, fear, doubt and frustration fade. Praising God doesn’t mean that our problems aren’t serious or that our problems won’t go away, but praising God forces us to lift our eyes to God.
Summary: Timothy will represent the younger generation and King David will represent the older generation (Material adapted from the book, We Speak: Proclaiming Truth in an Age of Talk, chapter 6 "We Speak Through Our Lives"(
Summary: We’re never too old to serve the Lord, and none of us have ever “served our time” when it comes to work in God’s kingdom. This message looks at how both David and Caleb never felt too old to serve the Lord. It also shares some examples from history.
Summary: For Senior Adult Sunday: There are legitimate concerns about aging; but there are also those who would prey on the elderly. God is our ultimate refuge and the protector of those who are to be valued, not thrown away.
Summary: A sermon from Psalm 71 based on David’s elderly life. Let’s look at some identifying marks of this godly old man! Good for Grandparents Day! (Outline taken from Pulpit Commentary, historical setting taken from a few Sermon Central Contributors)
Summary: I believe we are surrounded by a greater cloud of witnesses than we will ever know ... We are the recipients of the faith, testimony & sacrifices made by unnumbered multitudes who have blazed the path before us. ((Powerpoints Available - #275)
Summary: Many wrongly conclude that church is for women and children. They conclude that it’s not manly to be religious. That idea is as false as anything can be. But that doesn’t keep many from believing it. I want to set the record straight by highlighting t
Summary: Have you ever found yourself on the threshold of surrender? Have you ever been at the point of discarding you faith by the side of the road or requesting an extended leave of absence from God’s army?
Summary: In this Psalm I examine the Psalm writer’s attitude to the future as he faces old age and how he deals with his enemies. This is during Advent and has a little reflective flavor of the season in it.
Summary: Many thanks to my pastor friend James Childers of the First Free Will Baptist Church in Chesnee, SC for this outline. There are a lot of things I am confused about in this nation of ours, but there are some things that I am not confused about!