Daily Bible Verse and Devotion – Ecclesiastes 12:1

Devotion for Youth on Remembering God

Don’t let the excitement of youth cause you to forget your Creator. Honor him in your youth before you grow old and say, “Life is not pleasant anymore.” – Ecclesiastes 12:1 (NLT)

I remember the day I turned 16 years old and got my driver’s license. I was so excited to finally be driving. When I first sat behind the wheel of my truck, I remember being really excited and a little nervous because I was driving all by myself for the very first time. Learning how to drive like many experiences you have as a teenager can be really exciting.

However, today’s Bible verse tells us to not forget God in those exciting experiences. We’re to draw close to God in the exciting, scary and just normal times of life.

Life can easily get busy and sometimes in all the excitement, it’s easy to forget about God. Remembering God takes work. However, putting God first in your decisions and experiences will pay off in the end. Putting God first will keep you from a lot of heartbreak and failure. So even though it takes more work when you’re young, it keeps you from heartache in the long run.

Today choose to put God first in your decisions, relationships, and experiences. Choose to step out of what is easy and do what is right. Pursue God in all you do.


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