Bible Reading: Ecclesiastes 11:7-10
Key Verse: Verse 9 - “Rejoice, O young man, in thy youth; and let thy heart cheer thee in the days of thy youth, and walk in the ways of thine heart, and in the sight of thine eyes: but know thou, that for all these things God will bring thee into judgment."
Key Words: God will bring thee into judgment
It seems as though that Solomon is back and forth andcan’t make up his mind if youthfulness is positive or negative.
In verse 7 Solomon sees youthfulness as a positive. The ability to have “sight” is a positive thing.
In verse 8 Solomon switches back to a negative, “Let him remember the days of darkness.”
But now in verse 9 he’s positive again, “Let thy heart cheer thee in the days of thy youth.”
But in verse 10 he says childhood and youth are vanity.
The essence of what Solomon is saying is that the choices we make in our youth will determine if our life is filled with darkness or light.
Your youthful days are empty if they are not lived right. Life is a gift that is given to us by God, given one day at a time, in fact, one second at a time. It is a precious gift, and it is to be used for the glory of God. What is the chief end of man? The chief end of man is to glorify God and to enjoy Him forever.
What to do:
✞ Remember, you will live with your decisions so make your choices wisely.
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