So I was reading through Ecclesiastes today, and there were a couple verses that stuck out and then one that was really funny.....
Ecclesiastes 11:7-12:1-4, 13, 14
7-Light is sweet; it's wonderful to see the sun!
8-When people live to be very old, let them rejoice in every day of life. But let them also remember that the dark days will be many. Everything still to come is meaningless.
9-Young man, it's wonderful to be young! Enjoy every minute of it. Do everything you want to do; take it all in. Bur remember that you must give an account to God for everything you do.
10-So banish grief and pain, but remember that youth, with a whole life before it, still faces the threat of meaninglessness. (Dont be putting things off thinking you have the rest of your life to give to the Lord?)
1-Dont let the excitement of youth cause you to forget your Creator. Honor him in your youth before you grow old and no longer enjoy living. (Warning: the rest of this chapter makes aging sound horrid)
2-It will be too late then to remember him, when the light of the sun and moon and stars is dim to your old eyes, and there is no silver lining left among the clouds.
3-Your limbs will tremble with age, and your strong legs will grow weak. Your teeth will be too few to do their work, and you will be blind too.
4-And when your teeth are gone, keep your lips tightly closed when you eat! (That exclamation point is in my Bible. For some reason, I actually laughed when I read this. Thank you Lord for the helpful hint....of keeping our food in our mouths once we're old.....) Even the chirping of birds will wake you up. But you yourself will be deaf and tuneless, with a quavering voice. (This describes me now.....)
13-Here is my final conclusion: Fear God and obey his commands, for this is the duty of every person.
14-God will judge us for everything we do, including every secret thing, whether good or bad.