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Going Against The Flow (5 of 5)
Series: Batten Down the Hatches
Ecclesiastes 12:1, 13
How do young people today Batten down the Hatches in their Lives?
When I was growing up as a child or youth, I used to think that the Bible was for old people!
See if this sounds familiar….
• As a kid, you play around, Don't read bible much, Don't pray too often, try to be good… sometimes, everything goes fairly smoothly unless outside circumstances hit hard.
• In your Teen years, you begin to experiment with the world more, little bible if at all, hardly no prayer except in emergencies, Your Friends (many are not believers or don't act like one, just worldly).
• Graduation comes, friends move away, try to find new ones, not as easy, trying to grow up and still wanting to be a kid! No bible, no prayer just living day to day trying to survive!
• Then….you get Married, family begins! Adulthood hits hard! Realize the bible might be for you now, and prayer seems more important...Responsibilities, Issues of life, problems….overwhelmed….don't know what to do! (that is probably the pattern for many today!)
Imagine sitting at the feet of the wisest man that ever lived. Listening to him...triumphs, mistakes….
Solomon - wrote Proverbs/ Song of Solomon when he was young...but Ecclesiastes as an old man! He has wasted much of his life now...he writes to help and give wisdom to others….
Start early in life...serving and loving the Lord Jesus Christ.
The Bible teaches us the importance of knowing God in our youth; this sets patterns in our life that will help us through the rough points in life as well as giving us the opportunity to be the most productive for His kingdom. Even if you are older...now is the time to serve Him!
SOLOMON CHALLENGES US TO TIE DOWN SOME THINGS THAT WILL GIVE US A STRONG FOUNDATION FOR THE FUTURE...NOT THE PLEASURES OF THE WORLD...BUT THINGS OF GOD!
You are a youth, child, young person...liking y ...
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