Ecclesiastes 12:1 ” Remember your Creator in the days of your youth, before the days of trouble come and the years approach when you will say, ‘I find no pleasure in them.’ “

King Solomon had spent most of his life pursuing worldly pleasures…trying to find joy and peace in temporal things.  But now at the end of his life he was taking a honest look back and concluding that all these fleshly and carnal things had never provided the peace and joy that a relationship with God had brought.  He warned of not taking the Lord seriously in verses 6 and 7, “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 and the dust returns to the ground it came from, and the spirit returns to God Who gave it.”  None of us knows the day of our death, and Solomon was urging the reader to consider the vanity of worldly pursuits vs the satisfaction of knowing the Lord.

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