Serve God Now!
“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” Ecclesiastes 12:1
Whenever the sun shines, it gives light and provides an excellent opportunity to get outdoor jobs done. Just as the sun and the rain represent two distinct seasons, youth and old age also depict the two seasons available to every human on the earth. The youth of every man is characterized by energy and strength; hence we need to channel our energy towards fulfilling our purpose at this stage.
We are God’s workmanship, expected to do His work of spreading the gospel throughout the earth, for this is our primary assignment (Ephesians 2:10). However, it is sad to know that some of us feel too young to go out and preach the gospel of Christ, or we do not take it as a responsibility, forgetting that a time will come when there won’t be enough strength to do so.
Ecclesiastes 12:2 says, “remember him before the light of the sun, moon, and stars is dim to your old eyes, and rain clouds continually darken your sky.”
We must be mindful that the life we live now is not ours; God gave it to us. People rarely forget important events in their lives; birthdays, marriage anniversaries, etc., but often forget about God. Forgetting God can create fatal consequences. There are numerous examples in the Bible of nations that forgot God and how God, in His anger, dealt with them.
Sodom and Gomorrah were among those nations (Genesis 19:1-29), and only Lot, Abraham’s nephew, was speared. We may think we are enjoying our lives right now by neglecting God and His work, but we must remember that nothing lasts forever. Therefore, you must give God the best part of your life now and be useful to the kingdom of God. Psalm 34:15 says, “The eyes of the LORD are toward the righteous, And His ears are toward their cry for help.”
1. Lord, let my life be useful for your service.
2. Psalm 10:17; May the Lord hear the desire of your humble request; May He strengthen your heart in Jesus’ name. Amen.