When man is born, he is helpless and needs 24-hour care (Exodus 2:1-10). As man grows into his teens and adulthood, he will not be ashamed to say that he doesn’t need anyone, and he will do what he pleases (Genesis 6:1-7). Yes, the middle of life looks nothing like that cute, little humble bundle of joy, which was rocked to sleep in a crib. What is seen in the middle of life is a “know it all” “I don’t need you” “don’t you mess with me” person. Sound like anyone you know?
At the end of life, man returns to a helpless soul who again needs help and care. It comes to that because the body ages and cannot remain healthy anymore (Ecclesiastes 12:1-8; 1 Kings 1:1-4). All the living are going that way some day, so let us not be mean and ugly in the middle of life. Be good to those around you, especially if they are younger, because they are the ones who will probably have to take care of you (Proverbs 23:22).
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