Today's Verse: Ecclesiastes 12:1

Thursday, July 20, 2023

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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."
— Ecclesiastes 12:1
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Thoughts on Today's Verse...

When we are young, we can have many tasks that need doing. Many fun and exciting things can also distract us from doing what is essential. So, we should ask the Lord to help us manage our passions and responsibilities with grace. We should use the energy and excitement of our youth to live for what God calls good. Aging often brings a crescendo of limitations of one kind or another. They're not fun! This reality doesn't mean life has to be bad, just that we had better put our priorities in order before we become old. Hopefully, we will learn the lessons of faith in our youth so we can have the maturity and wisdom to enjoy life and mentor younger ones as we mature. In this way, we can live as positive examples for those who come down life's path after us.

My Prayer...

Holy God, I pray for the youth in Jesus' Church today. Give them passion and joy as they find your truth and follow Jesus. May their faith be vibrant, joyous, and triumphant! Give them a sense of your glory and love. Sustain them through their later years with a deep assurance of your presence, victory, and grace. In Jesus' name. Amen.


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Illustration of 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."

About This Devotional

Today's Verse is a free daily devotional that includes a Bible verse, thought and prayer.

The Thoughts and Prayer on Today's Verse are written by Phil Ware.

All scripture quotations, unless otherwise indicated, are taken from the HOLY BIBLE, NEW INTERNATIONAL VERSION. © 1973, 1978, 1984, 2011 by International Bible Society. Used by permission of Zondervan Publishing House.