What Does the Bible Say about Aging?

The Bible insists that old age is one of God’s greatest gifts. Solomon wrote that, “The glory of the young is their strength; the gray hair of experience is the splendor of the old.”

Every day is a gift from God, and the accumulation of days, months and years is the cumulative gift of God. Therefore, we should live as people of gratitude.

I hope you enjoy these verses that I put together. They inspire me to trust God in our aging.

Isaiah 46:4

“I will be your God throughout your lifetime — until your hair is white with age. I made you, and I will care for you. I will carry you along and save you. You are never alone, even when you feel weary or anxious.

Job 12:12

Wisdom is with the aged, and understanding in length of days.


Psalm 71:9:14

Do not cast me off in the time of old age; forsake me not when my strength is spent. But I will hope continually and will praise You yet more and more.


Psalm 92:12-14

The righteous flourish like the palm tree and grow like the cedars of Lebanon. They are planted in the house of the Lord; they flourish in the courts of our God. They still bear fruit in old age; they are ever full of sap and green, to declare that the Lord is upright; He is my rock, and there is no unrighteousness in Him.


Psalm 91:16

With long life I will satisfy him and show him My salvation.

Deuteronomy 32:7

Remember the days of old; consider the years of many generations; ask your father, and he will show you, your elders, and they will tell you.



Proverbs 16:31

Gray hair is a crown of glory; it is gained in a righteous life


Genesis 25:8

Abraham breathed his last breath and died at a good old age, an old man and full of years, and was gathered to his people.



Proverbs 23:22

Listen to your father who gave you life, and do not despise your mother when she is old.


Isaiah 46:4

Even to your old age I am He, and to gray hairs I will carry you. I have made, and I will bear; I will carry and will save.


Leviticus 19:32

You shall stand up before the gray head and honor the face of an old man, and you shall fear your God: I am the Lord.

Psalm 71:18-19

So even to old age and gray hairs, O God, do not forsake me, until I proclaim Your might to another generation, Your power to all those to come. Your righteousness, O God, reaches the high heavens. You who have done great things, O God, who is like You?


Proverbs 17:6

Grandchildren are the crown of the aged, and the glory of children is their fathers.


Genesis 24:1

Abraham was old, well advanced in years. And the Lord had blessed Abraham in all things.



As you can see there are many references to growing older in the bible. There was a status of respect and knowledge that went along with their long years. So, when you’re lamenting your aging keep these in mind for some gentle fun and encouragement to remind you that you are loved and revered for your long life.

Not only may older have more life experiences, but they also have wisdom to share. Older people’s advanced age means they have faced many of life’s challenges already and will have useful information to share from their experiences.


Take time to listen to the elderly and you’ll often be surprised by the unusual stories that you’ll hear about the past. It’s a vital part of remembering history and respecting the experience of older generations. Listening to the experiences of elderly relatives or friends will empower you in your own life. Be inspired by the successes of those around you.

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Thanks and have a blessed day.


I’m a 57 year old Gramma with 13 grandkids!


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  1. What a wonderful article, Sandi! Thank you for sharing these inspiring scripture verses about aging and highlighting the wisdom and beauty that comes with growing older. The Bible truly emphasizes the value and significance of old age, reminding us that it is a gift from God.

    I particularly resonated with the verse from Isaiah 46:4, where God assures us that He will be with us throughout our lifetime, even as our hair turns white with age. It’s comforting to know that we are never alone, especially during moments when we feel weary or anxious. This verse reminds us to trust in God’s care and provision, no matter what stage of life we’re in.

    The psalms you mentioned, such as Psalm 71:9-14 and Psalm 92:12-14, beautifully depict the flourishing and fruitfulness of the righteous, even in old age. These verses convey a sense of purpose and vitality that age cannot diminish. They serve as a powerful reminder that our lives can continue to make a positive impact and bring glory to God, regardless of our age.

    I also appreciate the emphasis on honoring and respecting the elderly, as stated in Leviticus 19:32. Our society can sometimes overlook the wisdom and experiences of older generations, but their stories and insights hold immense value. Taking the time to listen to their experiences and learn from them not only enriches our own lives but also preserves important historical and cultural knowledge.

    Overall, your article beautifully celebrates the blessings and significance of aging, offering encouragement and inspiration to both the elderly and younger generations. It’s a timely reminder to cherish each day as a gift from God and to cultivate an attitude of gratitude. Thank you for sharing these valuable insights and scriptures. They truly resonate with my own beliefs and experiences.