“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.”
There are three stages in the life of man: the childhood stage, the youthful stage and the adulthood stage. Among all these three stages of man, the most crucial stage is the youthful stage. In the above verse, we see God addressing us to remember Him in the days of our youth. Therefore, the best stage of your life in which you can enjoy a strong relationship with God is in the days of your youth. The subsequent verses of that chapter explain the reason for that.
1 Timothy 4:12 says, “Let no man despise thy youth; but be thou an example of the believers, in word, in conversation, in charity, in spirit, in faith, in purity.” Here was Paul, telling young Timothy not to allow anyone to despise his youthful days. Paul understood that the best time you could give your life wholly to God is your youthful stage. He further admonished Timothy to be an example to the believers. He explained to Timothy to be an example in word, charity, conversation, faith, spirit and even purity to all believers. Timothy was a young bishop who had a fear of God in Him. He was a Christian, yet Paul was admonishing him to be a godly youth.
Look into your life now as a youth; are you an example to all believers? Are you an excellent example to everyone living around you? Are you an example to those following you on social media? God craves godly youths. He desires the youths to be good ambassadors for Him here on earth. It doesn’t matter what position you hold in your church. It doesn’t matter how often you go to church weekly. It doesn’t even count how many times you call yourself a Christian. What truly matters is whether you are genuinely a godly youth.
- Lord, I know this is a beautiful and interesting aspect of my life; please help me to use it for you wholly.
- Father, please help me live a godly life to be an excellent example to others around me.
- Oh Lord, please restore my lost glory so that I can begin to do better things with my youthful strength. Amen.
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