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By Emmanuel Ojo
05 December 2021   |   2:44 am
The journey of 12 months starts in a day. We thank God for His unending love over us since the beginning of this year. By and by, we are getting closer to our eternal home, as we advance in days and years.

Rev. Dr. Emmanuel Ojo

“Remember now thy Creator in the days of thy youth, while the evil days come not, nor the years draw nigh when thou shall say, I have no pleasure in them” (Ecclesiastes 12:1)

The journey of 12 months starts in a day. We thank God for His unending love over us since the beginning of this year. By and by, we are getting closer to our eternal home, as we advance in days and years. Something very crucial to us is that each step we take in life is a step to eternity, which is why we should have eternity in view in all our daily activities.

Solomon enjoyed the good side of life, built gardens, magnificent buildings, lived a luxury life and built the first University in the world, where people consulted him to learn because of his wisdom. (2 Chronicles 9:1-6) He married many wives and many concubines to satisfy his sexual drive, but at the tail end of his life, he considered them all as vanity. He thought he could reverse his wasted and reckless years at old age, but there was no more time on his side. His admonition to all is to remember now their Creator in the days of their youth. No one is becoming younger, and we have better opportunities around us to serve God, not because others are doing so, but because He is our Creator. We are the clay, while He is a potter. That He fashioned us in His image is enough to serve Him. Now is the best time to serve your God, don’t wait for the beginning of the New Year to make a new resolution. “For he says, “In the time of my favour, I heard you, and in the day of salvation I helped you.” I tell you, NOW is the time of God’s favour, NOW is the day of salvation.” (2 Corinthians 6:2)

King Solomon talked about evil days. In the context of this passage, it is not when the calamity happens, but when the opportunity is gone; when you cannot roll back your actions; when you don’t have the strength anymore to work for God; when the door of the grave is open to swallow you up.

What to remember now?
• Remember now that you are not created to live forever.
• Remember now that you cannot remain in power forever.
• Remember now that you cannot remain a manager in that office for life.
• Remember now that God will bring all things to an end one day.
• Remember now that those that you have cheated shall see you on the Day of Judgment.
• Remember now that it has been appointed for a man to die once, and after this judgment.
• Lastly, remember now that without being born-again, you cannot see the Kingdom of heaven.

As you go out this week, remember your Creator and come back to Him by accepting Jesus Christ as your Lord and Saviour.

Rev Dr. Emmanuel Ojo, Christ the Rock Baptist Church, Mende, Maryland
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