15 December 2013 – Ecclesiastes 12:1-18 – Get To Know God While You’re Young
This reading (Ecclesiastes 12:1-8), is addressed to young people, telling them what old age looks like without the joys of knowing their Creator. There are some things that are best learned before we get old, particularly, enjoying the creation and honouring the God who gave it. The Bible commends old age, but this is because people who have lived with faith, hope and love as they have grown up carry those benefits with them into old age. Working at godliness while we are young has lots of benefits all the way through life.