At What Age Should We Start to Serve God?
Let us start by considering the facts that the words of God offers several motivations to serve Him, but it never mentioned even slightly about a specific age requirement.
So, with regards at what age should we start to serve God depends on our understanding with the Scriptures.
However, there are instances that the little children are encouraged to reach out to God.
Let us read the book of Matthew 19:14 ( KJV ); Jesus said,
“Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of heaven belongs to such as these.”
And so on, God reminds us that at the days of youth we have to remember Him before we grow old, or before the days of trouble comes, as stated,
In the book of Ecclesiastes 12:1- 7 ( NIV ), it says;
1 Remember your Creator in the days of your youth, before the days of trouble come, and the years approach when you will say, “I find no pleasure in them”—
2 before the sun and the light and the moon and the stars grow dark,
and the clouds return after the rain;
3 when the keepers of the house tremble, and the strong men stoop,
when the grinders cease because they are few, and those looking through the windows grow dim;
4 when the doors to the street are closed and the sound of grinding fades;
when people rise up at the sound of birds, but all their songs grow faint;
5 when people are afraid of heights and of dangers in the streets;
when the almond tree blossoms and the grasshopper drags itself along
and desire no longer is stirred. Then people go to their eternal home
and mourners go about the streets.
6 Remember him—before the silver cord is severed, and the golden bowl is broken; before the pitcher is shattered at the spring, and the wheel broken at the well,
7 and the dust returns to the ground it came from, and the spirit returns to God who gave it.
Let us take Note:
“Days of trouble” in the Bible (particularly in Ecclesiastes 12:1) denote as “old age,” when we find no more pleasure of all the things we’ve ever have.
Therefore, we have advised serving God at the age of our youth.
But let us admit the fact, that some grown-ups do not want to put this responsibility upon their children.
Now, how should the young remember God and serve Him in their youth?
As parents, what is our obligation to our children?
Let us read Psalm 34:11;
“Come, my children, listen to me; I will teach you the fear of the Lord.“
And so on, the book of Proverbs 22:6 it says;
“Train up a child in the way he should go, and when he is old, he will not depart from it.”
Precisely, teach or train our children in God’s ways, or those in accordance with the Gospel of Christ.
Children at a young age should learn to obey the words of God, as well as their parents.
In Ephesians 6:1-3 ( KJV ) it says;
1 Children, obey your parents in the Lord: for this is right.
2 Honour thy father and mother; (which is the first commandment with promise;)
3 That it may be well with thee, and thou mayest live long on the earth.
Hoping we’ve got the point!