Ecclesiastes 12:1 “Remember now thy Creator in the days of thy youth, while the evil days come not, nor the years draw nigh, when thou shalt say, I have no pleasure in them;”
The point that King Solomon raises in this verse is one of the present. Remember NOW. James wrote that life is as a vapor, Job said man’s days are few. Therefore the urgency is what Solomon is trying to stress in his writing. No one, save God, knows what tomorrow holds, so remember today. Then should you be blessed with another day, remember then as well. So with that in mind, today’s devotion is titled “Remember God Now.”
1). Remember your Duty – Solomon instructs to remember the Creator in our youth. Since all are not saved at a young age, the application is more than just to remember God as a youth. Solomon intends to help the recipient of this instruction to make a habit of considering our duty to God early in our spirituality. If you can start on the right foot early on, it will be easier to continue in those ways when evil days come and the years grow harder. Often time, though, many do not allow God to establish a firm foundation of duty in their hearts. As a result, those individuals easily neglect their duty to God because they have never made it apart of their life. Remember God now and it is easier to remember Him tomorrow.
2). Remember your Praise – If you take time to think on your blessings now, God’s goodness towards you will strengthen your soul. When the storm rages around you it may be hard to see how God is working. But, if you daily take account of all the benefits He loads you with you will doubtless be able to recount all the ways He has and still is blessing you today despite the situation.
3). Remember His Commandments – If I remember an instruction today, I am more likely to remember it tomorrow. But if I have forgotten that command today I most certainly will not remember it tomorrow. Never say that tomorrow is the day that you will begin adhering to the commandments of God, for the Devil will give you ample opportunities to forestall your adherence to God’s ways. Do today and doing it again tomorrow will be easier. Avoid something today and then tomorrow it will seem insurmountable. Thus, it is best to remember our Creator now so that we will remember Him also tomorrow.
Your fellowservant in Christ, Bro. Jordan Foster