Daily Bible Verse and Devotion – Ecclesiastes 12:1

 

Ecclesiastes 12:1 (NLT)

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)

The day I turned 16 and got my driver’s license was a great day! I was so excited to finally be driving. I remember sitting alone behind the steering wheel of my vehicle feeling both a little scared and also really excited. Learning how to drive, like many experiences you have as a teenager can be really exciting.

However, today’s Bible verse tells us in the middle of those exciting experiences to not forget God. That means we’re to draw close to God at all times, in the good, bad, and even normal times of your life.

It’s easy to forget about God as you’re going about your daily life. Remembering God takes work. However, putting God first in your decisions and experiences will pay off in the end. When you put God first, you will avoid a lot of heartbreak and failure. So even though it takes some effort, including God in your daily life is worth it 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. Determine to pursue God in all you do.

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