Ecclesiastes 4:13–16 (NKJV)
13 Better a poor and wise youth
Than an old and foolish king who will be admonished no more.
14 For he comes out of prison to be king,
Although he was born poor in his kingdom.
15 I saw all the living who walk under the sun;
They were with the second youth who stands in his place.
16 There was no end of all the people over whom he was made king;
Yet those who come afterward will not rejoice in him.
Surely this also is vanity and grasping for the wind.
Older people sometimes think they know it all. “Been down that road!” “I’ve seen it all.” “I told you so!” But the older person who seems to think he or she knows it all is in for a rude awakening. Just when you think you have it all figured out, a younger person may come along with new ideas and charisma and replace you. OR, God may need those new ideas and that new heart to complete His purpose. Don’t get stagnant. Don’t get comfortable. Don’t get complacent! Remember Saul and David. If you refuse to learn, refuse to collaborate, refuse to hear younger voices, God will raise up one who will.