Tuesday, September 05, 2006

Remember Him - Now!

Ecclesiastes 12:6-7 (New International Version)
New International Version (NIV)
Copyright © 1973, 1978, 1984 by International Bible Society


6 Remember him—before the silver cord is severed,
or the golden bowl is broken;
before the pitcher is shattered at the spring,
or 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.


King Solomon in his book of Ecclesiastes, written almost three thousand years ago, has much of value to say to us today.

He was the king who had everything and was jaded with life. In chapter 12 there is a beautifully poetic description of old age and then death - and an urging, "Remember him...before the days of trouble come," and, "Remember him - before the silver cord is severed..."

What a message; not just for youth, but for all of us - "Remember him..;" now.

What we have to do, let's do it now, do it quickly - time is running out for all of us, even if silently, unseen and unnoticed most of the time. Oh, be aware of that! Cherish the moments now, when you can still direct your life and make a difference; when you can still grow and be changed by him.


Ecclesiastes 12:13 (New International Version)
New International Version (NIV)
Copyright © 1973, 1978, 1984 by International Bible Society



13 Now all has been heard;
here is the conclusion of the matter:
Fear God and keep his commandments,
for this is the whole duty of man.

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