Here are a few scriptures that affirm that importance from "7 Scriptures That Show How Important Grandparents Are" byJennifer Waddle
Today, let’s take a few moments to stop and reflect on the value of grandparents—past or present. Let’s dive into a few Scriptures that offer beautiful words of affirmation about the aged—words that show just how important grandparents truly are.
1. Isaiah 46:4 NCV Even when you are old, I will be the same. Even when your hair has turned gray, I will take care of you. I made you and will take care of you. I will carry you and save you.
Gray hairs may not be welcome to every grandparent, (certainly not to me), but God’s sustaining grace is. The encouragement, in Isaiah 46:4, is that God does not grow old with us. He does not wear out. He is the same yesterday, today, and tomorrow.
Hebrews 13:8 NCV Jesus Christ is the same yesterday, today, and forever.
No matter what age and stage they’re in, grandparents are important to God. He carries them through every season of life. He sustains them and continues to be their refuge. What a beautiful affirmation for grandparents everywhere!
2. Proverbs 17:6 NCV Old people are proud of their grandchildren, and children are proud of their parents.
Not only are grandchildren a crown to the aged, the aged are the pride of their family. What an excellent reminder of the importance of grandparents!
3. 2 Timothy 1:5 NCV I remember your true faith. That faith first lived in your grandmother Lois and in your mother Eunice, and I know you now have that same faith.
There is, perhaps, nothing more important than passing down a heritage of faith. Grandparents have a divine responsibility to share the love of the Lord with their children and grandchildren. It’s a responsibility that should be seen as a blessed opportunity to share the Gospel with the next generation.
Just as Paul reminded young Timothy of his spiritual heritage, grandparents are reminded of the importance of their spiritual legacy. What an encouragement for grandparents to rise up and actively share their faith in Christ.
4. Psalms 92:12-15 NCV But good people will grow like palm trees; they will be tall like the cedars of Lebanon. Like trees planted in the Temple of the Lord , they will grow strong in the courtyards of our God. When they are old, they will still produce fruit; they will be healthy and fresh. They will say that the Lord is good. He is my Rock, and there is no wrong in him.
It’s important for grandparents not to grow complacent, but instead, flourish under the mighty hand of God. After all, it was Sarah, in the Old Testament, who laughed when she heard she would bear a son in her old age.
Despite God’s promise, she believed she was past her prime and would remain a barren women. However, the Lord had other plans—plans that would make Sarah the matriarch of the lineage of Israel.
Grandparents, don’t let old age stop you from bearing fruit for God! By the power of the Holy Spirit, remain open to the mighty works of the Lord. Your grandchildren need what you have to offer!
For grandmothers, in particular, this passage points out the importance of living an upstanding life as an example to younger women. After all, the next generation needs guidance and mentorship. They haven’t experienced what you’ve experienced. Younger women need older women to teach them and encourage them through the various stages of life.
Resist feelings of unimportance and rise up to the call of being a strong example. Your wisdom and life experience is much needed!
6. Proverbs 13:22 NCV Good people leave their wealth to their grandchildren, but a sinner’s wealth is stored up for good people.
Whether it be a financial blessing or an investment of Godly character, the inheritance that grandparents leave behind is of utmost importance. It was Patrick Henry who once said, “This is all the inheritance I give to my dear family. The religion of Christ will give them one which will make them rich indeed.”
I encourage you to take some time to pray, and plan a course of action that will help you leave the most valuable inheritance possible. Remember, it’s not monetary gifts that matter most. Your spiritual contribution to your grandchildren is far more important than silver or gold.
If you are planning on giving a monetary gift to your grandchildren, here are a few tips to keep in mind.
7. Psalms 145:4-5 NCV Parents will tell their children what you have done. They will retell your mighty acts, wonderful majesty, and glory. And I will think about your miracles.
As one generation commends the mighty works of the Lord to another, the messages of faith, hope, and love are passed on. I can’t think of a more impactful way for grandparents to leave their imprint on their extended families.
Let’s be so inspired by the wonderful works of the Lord, we cannot help but declare them!
How marvelous are Your works on our behalf. We praise You today. Thank You for motivating us to declare Your mighty acts to our family members. There is no doubt, Father, that You love and value us as grandparents. Help our families to recognize our importance as well.
In Jesus’ precious name, Amen.