Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Old Christians

Another great quote from my buddy Jeff...

“The righteous shall flourish like the palm tree" Psalms 92:12

The palm brings forth its best fruit in old age. The best dates are said to be gathered when it has reached a hundred years. So it is with eminent Christians: the older the better; the older the more beautiful; nay, the older the more useful; and, different from the worldlings, the older the happier. The best Christians are those who improve to the end, who grow in grace and in the knowledge of Jesus Christ to the very close of life.

Taken from The Palm by James Hamilton 1814-1867
from the book Nearing Home - Comforts and Counsels for the Aged

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