Remember Before You Forget – Ecclesiastes 12:1-7

Remember Before You Forget – Ecclesiastes 12:1-7

Sunday Service – 7/24/2016

Pastor Bryan Parish

“Remember Before You Forget”





  1. Remember Your Creator in Youth 12.1
    1. The Context for Remembering (11.9-10)
    2. The Challenge while Remembering (12.1)
  2. Remember Your Creator in Ageing 12.2-5
    1. Old Age Signals Death (12.2)
    2. Old Age Signals Change (12.3-5)
  3. Remember Your Creator in Death 12.6-7
    1. The Allegories for Death (12.6)
    2. 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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