Saturday, April 13, 2013

Solomon-Hey, All You Young People

By Mary Vee
Ecclesiastes 11


From Solomon's Journal of Wisdom



I'd like to speak with the young people:

Light is sweet and I know it makes you happy to see and be out in the sun.
Be sure to enjoy all the years you may have, no matter how many that may be.

But remember the many days of darkness. Everything to come will be meaningless.

Young men, be happy while you are young.  Let your heart give you joy while you are young.

Follow the ways of your heart and what you see, but remember, God will bring judgement for these things.

Remember your Creator in the days of your youth. The one who has been here long before your troubles came.

The years will come when you will say, "These things give me no pleasure, why do I have them?"

In your old age, your body will no longer serve you so well. You muscles will become slack, your grip weaken, your joints stiffen.

You won't be able to come and go as you please. 

The hum, familiar sounds of your house, will fade away. The bird songs will wake you and you'll be unable to go for hikes to the mountains. Even a walk down the street will be dangerous. Your hair will turn snowy white adorning a fragile body too skinny to support your weight. Yes, you have but one life and at the end you will go to your eternal rest while your friends plan your funeral.

Life is lovely while it lasts, but is soon over. Life is precious and beautiful, but will end. The body will be put in the same ground as it came from and the spirit will return to God who first breathed it.

And the last and final words I have is this: 

Fear God and do what He tells you.

And that's it, your whole duty. 

For God will bring everything that we do out into the open and judge it according to its hidden intent, whether it’s good or evil.


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1. Solomon is talking to what group of people?
2. What is he saying will happen to them later?
3. What were Solomon's last words on this subject? 

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