I think that age and experience give people a greater advantage in judging of things. There is the process of thinking and there is the ability to take what one thinks and work with it. I am thinking more about these things because I am getting older and considering what I am bringing to the table these days. I am beginning to watch other older people and how they come across in gatherings. I believe I am seeing that it is important for me to continue in my learning and to teach others. If I just stop than I am afraid that my age may be my curse and not my blessing. I want young people to listen to what I have to say.
I said, ‘Let days speak,
and many years teach wisdom.’. – Job 32:7 ESV
One of my board members, at the young age of nineteen, was able to sit with Leslie Newbiggin. Can you imagine having him as your mentor? I think that is what I like about Elihu, the last to speak and the youngest of Job’s four friends. He was modest in his expressions as he paid attention to what those who were older than he had to say.