The Retirement Years


Grow Old Gracefully

Brother Butler, let us—you and Brother Haskell and I—grow old gracefully. He desires you to stand for Him as a light-bearer. Let us encourage one another. I am given messages to bear to the erring, but because of this, I do not lose my interest in the one reproved, but continue to encourage him. RY 23.3

Love as brethren, be pitiful, be courteous.” We need now, just now, the impartation of the Holy Spirit. The Lord Jesus has much to bear in dealing with us. He is hurt when we hurt one another. “Inasmuch as ye have done it unto one of the least of these my brethren,” He says, “ye have done it unto Me.” ... RY 23.4

The aged ministers are to be carefully and tenderly treated. We cannot spare one of them. The Lord would have them help one another and rejoice in Him. These tried warriors are to strengthen the faith of the people of God by relating their experience in connection with the building up of His work.—Letter 111a, 1904. RY 24.1