Trouble does not consider a person’s age. David was well advanced in years. Yet, trouble remained an invited guest in his life. Jesus said, “In this world, you will have trouble. But take heart, I have overcome the world.”
David’s fourth son declared himself king without his father’s consent (25). He threw a party and went through religious ceremonies. David was made aware of this treachery from one of his wives, Bathsheba, and a prophet, Nathan. David needed to act quickly and decisively to keep his word to Bathsheba and Nathan the prophet. Acting quickly can have its complications when a person is advanced in years.
A temptation is to become relaxed mentally, physically, and spiritually as I age. I need to stay focused for I never know when trouble will pay me an unwelcome visit.