Stand up in the presence of the aged, show respect for the elderly and revere your God. I am the LORD. Leviticus 19:32
When we were younger, we were taught to rise up whenever the elders of the family walked into the room or our school teachers walked into the classroom. You may think it’s old fashion and some kind of formalism. But such gestures of respect are essential for those who desire to “revere the Lord.” These days we see that our society does not always show respect to the aged and elderly. But God in His word commands us to. Therefore our respect for the elderly is a reflection of our reverence for God.