Remembering Your Creator at all Times
There was once a young prince who grew up within the palace courtyard until he attained adulthood. On his first day outside the place, people lined up along the road to see the prince. In the course of the tour, the prince made three observations. First, there was an old man among the crowd who could no longer stand straight. Secondly, there was another person who was suffering from illness and had to be helped by others to see the prince. Thirdly, there were two houses less than a mile apart, one household was celebrating marriage and the other was mourning the death of a family member.
He asked his attendants to explain to him the occurrences. The attendant told the prince that the old man who could no longer stand straight was suffering from the wear and tear effects of old age. The man who was helped by others was suffering from disease, due to the vulnerability of humanity to the negative impact of the elements of nature. The two houses expressed the joy and sorrow which go hand in hand in the course of human existence (Ecclesiastes 3:1-4; 12:8).
Remember also your Creator in the days of your youth, before the evil days come and the years draw near when you will say, “I have no delight in them.” (Ecclesiastes 12:1)
The Bible sets before us the goal of life, eternal blessedness of the soul with God (Mark 8:36).
All the fortunes that we may acquire amount to nothingness in the face of the greatest enemy that human beings must overcome – death (1 Corinthians 15:26).
The eternal life that man lacks, but which Jesus offers, is the solution to the limitations of our existence (John 1:4-5).
Jesus is the LIFE; He gives life that is super than, and transcends the natural. Wont you rather this opportunity to live eternally?
1. Lord, help me to be mindful of my ways, so that I don’t abuse the life You have graciously given me.
2. Lord, guide me against all the deceptions that easily lead into hell fire.
3. Lord, make the hearts of all our children, including the children of the ministers of the gospel, receptive to godliness.
EXTRA READING: Numbers 19-22
Good morning and happy weekend.
May His mercy break every chain of failure in our lives, in Jesus name Amen.
Jesus comes soon. Be prepared!