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Remember Him Before the Silver Cord Is Broken

August 16, 2019


Remember Him Before the Silver Cord Is Broken

Life has so many things  to distract us.     Jobs,  families,  education,  friends,  activities, and even the ol’ boob tube  can lead us  to think of this,  that,  and every other thing.    Before we know it,  the whole day is gone;  we are tired,  and it’s time  for bed.     Tomorrow  we’ll go through the same  sorts of activities again.     Before we even know it — we’ve gotten old.     Old!!!?     Yes — if we live that long.

In all this lifetime,  we are so forgetful.     God has been beside us  all the way,  giving us proddings  to open our eyes  and realize who it is  who is so close to us.     But,  we’ve been just blithely going our way — too busy  to spend time thinking  about God  and eternity.     We know God is real,  but who has the time  to read His word  and pray?     We have so many other things to do,  we just forget about our Lord and Savior.

That’s not wise.     God holds our eternity  in His hands.     He is our Creator,  Strength,  Fortress,  Savior,  Sustainer,  King — and much more.     The book of Ecclesiastes is filled  with wise sayings  that God wants us to consider  to keep us on the right track.     Here are a couple:

Ecclesiastes 12:1     Remember also your Creator  in the days of your youth,  before the evil days come  and the years draw near  when you will say,  “I have no delight in them.”

Ecclesiastes 12:6     Remember Him  before the silver cord is broken  and the golden bowl is crushed,  the pitcher by the well is shattered  and the wheel at the cistern is crushed.

We are to remember our Creator  in our youth  so that we will gain  the Godly  wisdom and strength  to deal with all the trials and tribulations  that will surely come our way  as we keep getting older.     As some of my nursing home friends say,  “Getting old is no picnic.”

Remembering God  is to be a daily,  moment by moment  recognition.     When a friend comes to visit,  we do not forget  that they are right beside us.     We do not ignore them.     If our friend is holding out a beautiful gift for us,  we do not turn away  and pretend this isn’t happening.     What kind of person acts like that?     Let’s hope it’s not us.

We don’t know  when our last day on earth will be.     When our  “silver cord is broken”  we will have departed  from this life  — and there will not be another chance  to be redeemed  by the blood of Jesus Christ.     By the time our  “golden bowl is crushed”  we might have  very hardened hearts  that do not know God  as our very dearest and most faithful Friend.     After a whole life time  of  forgetting about God and disregarding every chance God has given us  to become  His child — we’ll probably be too afraid  to turn to Him.     Or,  it just might be  too late  because our life will have already been suddenly broken and crushed.

We remember God  by studying His word to us  every day  and praying.     We need to talk to God  regarding every event  in our day  and trust Him  as our heavenly Father and Redeemer.     All day long — remember,  remember,  remember.     We need to draw near to God  so that He will draw near to us.

Then,  in the joy of His love and power,  we say,  “Hallelujah!     Lord,  thank You for faithfully seeking us  all our lives.     Don’t let us fearfully try  to hide from You.”



A Christian devotional to glorify the LORD of lords and God of gods


Pray for our country.


This is the day which the LORD has made;
Let us rejoice and be glad in it.
Psalm 118:24


The word of the LORD is tried;
He is a shield  to all  who take refuge  in Him.
Psalm 18:30


Sing for joy in the LORD,  O you righteous ones;
Praise is becoming  to the upright.
Psalm 33:1


How blessed are those  who dwell in Thy house!
They are ever praising Thee.
Psalm 84:4


Just as a father has compassion  on his children,
So the LORD has compassion on those who fear Him.
Psalm 103:13


Oh give thanks to the LORD,  for He is good;
For His lovingkindness is everlasting.
Psalm 107:1


Glory in His holy name;
Let the heart of those who seek the LORD be glad.
Psalm 105:3


Not that I have already obtained it, or have already become perfect, but I press on in order that
I may lay hold of that for which also I was laid hold of by Christ Jesus.
Philippians 3:12






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