Psalms 92: “The righteous shall flourish like the palm tree…They shall still bring forth fruit in old age.”
“By His grace,
By His word and Spirit,
Believers receive all the virtue that keeps them alive, and makes them fruitful.
Other trees, when old, leave off bearing,
But in God’s trees the strength of grace does not fail with the strength of nature.
The last days of the saints are sometimes their best days,
And their last work their best work!” ~Matthew Henry
Forty years old was I when Moses the servant of the LORD sent me from Kadeshbarnea to espy out the land; and I brought him word again as it was in mine heart.
Nevertheless my brethren that went up with me made the heart of the people melt: but I wholly followed the LORD my God.
And Moses sware on that day, saying, Surely the land whereon thy feet have trodden shall be thine inheritance, and thy children’s for ever, because thou hast wholly followed the LORD my God.
And now, behold, the LORD hath kept me alive, as he said, these forty and five years, even since the LORD spake this word unto Moses, while the children of Israel wandered in the wilderness: and now, lo, I am this day fourscore and five years old.
As yet I am as strong this day as I was in the day that Moses sent me: as my strength was then, even so is my strength now, for war, both to go out, and to come in.
Now therefore give me this mountain, whereof the LORD spake in that day;
for thou heardest in that day how the Anakims were there, and that the cities were great and fenced: if so be the LORD will be with me,
then I shall be able to drive them out, as the LORD said.
And Joshua blessed him, and gave unto Caleb the son of Jephunneh Hebron for an inheritance. Hebron therefore became the inheritance of Caleb the son of Jephunneh the Kenezite unto this day, because that he wholly followed the LORD God of Israel.”
Psalms 84: “ Blessed is the man whose strength is in thee; in whose heart are the ways of them…They go from strength to strength, every one of them in Zion appeareth before God.”