No ministry in this world is more beautiful or more helpful than that of those who have become familiar with life's paths, and have learned life's secrets in the school of experience, and then go about inspiring, strengthening, and guiding younger souls who come after them. Nothing in Christ is more precious than this knowledge of life's ways, gained by his own actual experience in human paths. He has not forgotten what life was to him. He remembers how he felt when he was hungry, or weary, or in struggle with the tempter, or forsaken by his friends. And it is because he passed through all these experiences that now in heaven he can be touched with the feeling of our infirmities, and can give us sympathy, help, and guidance.
Hebrews 2:18: For in that he himself hath suffered being tempted, he is able to succour them that are tempted. (KJV)
Hebrews 4:15: For we have not an high priest which cannot be touched with the feeling of our infirmities; but was in all points tempted like as we are, yet without sin. (KJV)