Eccleciastes 12:1-7 Remember now your Creator in
the days of your youth, Before the difficult days come, And the years
draw near when you say, "I have no pleasure in them": While
the sun and the light, The moon and the stars, Are not darkened, And the
clouds do not return after the rain; In the day when the keepers of the
house tremble, And the strong men bow down; When the grinders cease because
they are few, And those that look through the windows grow dim; When the
doors are shut in the streets, And the sound of grinding is low; When
one rises up at the sound of a bird, And all the daughters of music are
brought low; Also they are afraid of height, And of terrors in the way;
When the almond tree blossoms, The grasshopper is a burden, And desire
fails. For man goes to his eternal home, And the mourners go about the
streets. Remember your Creator before the silver cord is loosed, Or the
golden bowl is broken, Or the pitcher shattered at the fountain, Or the
wheel broken at the well. Then the dust will return to the earth as it
was, And the spirit will return to God who gave it.
You have probably
already heard the saying: "Time flies when you're having fun."
Well, time also flies when you're not having fun. Time and life is going
by very quickly. It is easy to waste time and get bored if you don't understand
why you are here on this great playground, which we call earth. You are
here to praise God, to love Him, to celebrate life in Jesus, to love others
and to win them for the Lord, and to do good things which make a difference
in this world.
Take heed of the advice of the writer of the Psalm: "So teach
us to number our days, that we may apply our hearts unto wisdom."
Take a minute to ask for God's direction for this day. If God is a part
of your day, then it is never wasted! sw
Additional verses to study:
Genesis 1;14:18-24; Psalm 90; 150; Ecclesiastes 12:9-14; Isaiah 40:27-31;
Mark 12:29-31; 1. Corinthians 7:29-31; Ephesians 5:16; Revelation 4:11