What does the Bible say about gray hair?
Gray hair and aging is a natural part of life and more people should see it as a blessing rather than a curse. It shows wisdom in age, experiences in life, and gray hair brings respect as well. God will always be with you no matter what age you are.
In the same way no matter what your age is always serve the Lord enthusiastically even after retirement. Embrace what you have and continue to be confident in the Lord.
Gray hair is a crown of splendor
1. Isaiah 46:4-5 Even when you’re old, I’ll take care of you. Even when your hair turns gray, I’ll support you. I made you and will continue to care for you. I’ll support you and save you. To whom will you compare me and make me equal? To whom will you compare me so that we can be alike?
2. Psalm 71:18-19 Even when I am old and gray, do not abandon me, O God. Let me live to tell the people of this age what your strength has accomplished, to tell about your power to all who will come. Your righteousness reaches to the heavens, O God. You have done great things. O God, who is like you?
3. Proverbs 16:31 Gray hair is a crown of splendor; it is attained in the way of righteousness.
4. Proverbs 20:28-29 A king will remain in power as long as his rule is honest, just, and fair. We admire the strength of youth and respect the gray hair of age.
5. Leviticus 19:32 Show respect for old people and honor them. Reverently obey me; I am the Lord.
Reminders for older Christian
6. Job 12:12-13 Is not wisdom found among the aged? Does not long life bring understanding? “To God belong wisdom and power; counsel and understanding are his.
Examples of gray hair in the Bible
7. Deuteronomy 32:25-26 In the street the sword will make them childless; in their homes terror will reign. The young men and young women will perish, the infants and those with gray hair. I said I would scatter them and erase their name from human memory,
8. Hosea 7:7-10 They all burn like an oven; they have consumed their judges; all their kings have fallen not even one of them calls on me. Ephraim compromises with the nations; he’s a half-baked cake. Foreigners have consumed his strength, and he hasn’t noticed. Furthermore, his head is sprinkled with gray hair, but he doesn’t realize it. Israel’s arrogance testifies against him; but they do not return to the Lord their God, nor seek him in all of this.
9. 1 Samuel 12:2-4 Now here is the king walking before you, while I’m old and gray, and my sons are with you. I’ve walked before you from my youth until this day. Here I am. Testify against me in the Lord’s presence and before his anointed. Whose ox have I taken, or whose donkey have I taken? Who have I cheated? Who have I oppressed? Who bribed me to look the other way? I’ll restore it to you.”They said, “You haven’t cheated us or oppressed us, and you haven’t taken anything from anyone’s hand.
10. Job 15:9-11 What do you know that we don’t know, or that you understand and that isn’t clear to us? “We have both the gray-haired and the aged with us, and they are far older than your father. Are God’s encouragements inconsequential to you, even a word that has been spoken gently to you?
Philippians 1:6 And I am certain that God, who began the good work within you, will continue his work until it is finally finished on the day when Christ Jesus returns.