Never too old. Never too young.

Joseph was thirty years old when he entered the service of Pharaoh king of Egypt.
— Genesis 41:46 ESV

This year our LifeGroup is reading the Scriptures, Genesis to Revelation. Last week, almost a month on this adventure, I asked the guys to share the verse that had most resonated with them over the last week.

Mine was Genesis 41:46.

It is mind-boggling that Joseph, just thirty years old, was second-in-command over all Egypt, being used by God to preserve the nation of Israel and rescue a major region of the world from starvation.

I’m still ruminating on that truth. Last night our Leadership Gathering at SRC was a generational mosaic, little kids running around at dinner, twenties mingling with seventies, and everything in between. I love that about our church. God’s truth and our church reminds me that when it comes to age, God is an equal-opportunity employer.

Think you are too young to see God tap you on the shoulder? Think again. Think you are wearing too many wrinkles to serve the Savior, just put that thought aside.

When it comes to age, God is an equal-opportunity employer.
  • Joseph was a mere 30 and leading the nation of Eqypt. Genesis 41:46

  • Mary was most likely a teenager when the angel told her she would carry the Messiah. Luke 1:26-33

  • Caleb was 40 when he spied out the land, 85 — an octogenarian — when he began his quest to take hold of his inheritance in the Promised land. Joshua 14:12

  • Jesus was 12 when he peppered the Temple teachers with questions. Luke 2:41-52

  • Abraham was 100 when Isaac was born. Genesis 21:5

  • Samuel was just a boy when God called him into service. 1 Samuel 3

I could continue this list, but you get the point. Age is not a factor when it comes to God’s call. That means no matter where you are today — no matter how old you are today — he still has an assignment for you.

Be ready.

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