24 Jul Remember Before You Forget – Ecclesiastes 12:1-7
Sunday Service – 7/24/2016
Pastor Bryan Parish
“Remember Before You Forget”
- Remember Your Creator in Youth 12.1
- The Context for Remembering (11.9-10)
- The Challenge while Remembering (12.1)
- Remember Your Creator in Ageing 12.2-5
- Old Age Signals Death (12.2)
- Old Age Signals Change (12.3-5)
- Remember Your Creator in Death 12.6-7
- The Allegories for Death (12.6)
- The Accountability after Death (12.7)
Eccl. 12:1 Remember now your Creator in the days of your youth,
Before the difficult days come,
And the years draw near when you say,
“I have no pleasure in them”:
2 While the sun and the light,
The moon and the stars,
Are not darkened,
And the clouds do not return after the rain;
3 In the day when the keepers of the house tremble,
And the strong men bow down;
When the grinders cease because they are few,
And those that look through the windows grow dim;
4 When the doors are shut in the streets,
And the sound of grinding is low;
When one rises up at the sound of a bird,
And all the daughters of music are brought low.
5 Also they are afraid of height,
And of terrors in the way;
When the almond tree blossoms,
The grasshopper is a burden,
And desire fails.
For man goes to his eternal home,
And the mourners go about the streets.
6 Remember your Creator before the silver cord is loosed,
Or the golden bowl is broken,
Or the pitcher shattered at the fountain,
Or the wheel broken at the well.
7 Then the dust will return to the earth as it was,
And the spirit will return to God who gave it.
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