As I have studied retirement over the years, one of the more interesting aspects about the concept is that the Bible doesn't appear to discuss retirement in detail. There is, in fact, only one reference to the term "retire" and its short and limited in scope when compared to the choices, opportunities, and challenges faced by today's retirees.
On the surface, it would appear that this passage leaves the topic of retirement fairly open to interpretation.
- Does it mean people should stop working at 50?
- And what exactly does it mean that they can assist their brothers but must not do the work?
- Does it mean they should stand afar and bark out orders from a lounge chair or that they should stand side-by-side with them as they transfer their skills and knowledge?
Don't make your retirement journey like that of the Israelite's who wandered around in the wilderness for forty years to make what was actually an eleven-day journey.
Use Retirement Roots: What The Bible Says About Retirement to:
- Answer the three most powerful retirement questions that will change your life in retirement forever
- Learn how to make your retirement a time of life that is truly everlasting
- Use God's promises and direction to replace your career identity and re-invent yourself
- Overcome Satan's temptations and the dark side of retirement
- Prepare for important conversations that will both strengthen your relationships with God, family, and friends
- Develop wellness habits and strategies for your body, mind, and spirit
- Create a more personal and meaningful Christian Retirement Plan that can improve your everyday life right away