“And so we come to the end of this musing over life. My advice to you is to remember your Creator, God, while you are young: before life gets hard and the injustice of old age comes upon you-before the years arrive when pleasure feels far out of reach.” – Ecclesiastes 12:1
Forgetfulness: Leads to Corruption
“God looks down from heaven, on all mankind to see if there are any who understand, any who seek God. Everyone has turned away, all have become corrupt. there is no one who does good, not even one.
Do all these evildoers know nothing?
They devour my people as though eating bread; they never call on God. But there they are, overwhelmed with dread, where there was nothing to dread. God scattered the bones of those who attacked you; you put them to shame, for God despised them.
Oh, that salvation for Israel would come out of Zion! When God restores his people, let Jacob rejoice and Israel be glad.” – Psalm 53:2-6
You’re saved, but time’s running out for some.
One thing we all know is that we won’t be here forever. You don’t know the day of your death, anymore than I know mine. The church has had a sense of urgency on it to look and expect the rapture for many years. Until, I believe, many have grown numb toward it. The fact is, we don’t know when it’s going to happen. I don’t know, and obviously, no one does. I believe the needed teaching is to remind others, yet again, that they aren’t promised another tomorrow. We see people pass from time into eternity, AT ALL AGES. Death does not discriminate.
In Ecclesiastes 7, we are told it’s better to go to a funeral, than to a party, because it reminds us that we will all be there someday. We the living, will take it to heart, and consider, that this world is not our forever home. Oh, how we need to remember God! To teach those around us, to return, and look to Him, in these last days.
Help them put life back together
One day, as I was reading my morning scriptures. I began to notice again how often the word remember comes up in the Bible. Throughout scripture God tells his people to remember him. He tells them to remember his word. He tells them to remember His works. He tells them to remember his ways. I did a study a few months back on the word “remember”. I had never really thought of how it was the diametric opposite of the word “dismember”. With one of these words, dismember, we are taking things apart. With the other one, remember, we are putting things back together or back in place. When God tells us to remember him or his word. He is getting us in a mindset to put things back in order.
Sometimes life isn’t always fun. Sometimes it has some rough spots; some deep and wide valleys to go through. In those moments we find, this is when our mind can get scattered. Life can get distorted. It’s in those times, that we need to really remember God. Look to Him, His ways, His word. This will bring things back together. It will help us get back on track. Keeping us from falling apart. This will give us peace. This will give us strength. This will give us hope. God wants us to always remember Him. Get our focus back. Then we can go thru even the hardest, most painful of times. So, remember this as you go thru your day. Remember God!