In Thy Youth

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How wonderful of our God to warn us in our youth of the folly of finding joy and pleasure here in this sin-cursed scene. Only God has the answer. For a happy life and a fruitful pathway go to Him. "I am come that they might have life, and that they might have it more abundantly." John 10:1010The thief cometh not, but for to steal, and to kill, and to destroy: I am come that they might have life, and that they might have it more abundantly. (John 10:10). All here is "Vanity of vanities."
"Remember now thy Creator in the days of thy youth, while the evil days come not, nor the years draw nigh, when thou shalt say, I have no pleasure in them." Eccl. 12:11Remember now thy Creator in the days of thy youth, while the evil days come not, nor the years draw nigh, when thou shalt say, I have no pleasure in them; (Ecclesiastes 12:1).
Yes! In your youth, the bright, fresh springtime of your life, while all is sunny before you, and while you are strong, remember your Creator. Give God your early days, your best days. How many have lamented in middle life that they did not turn to God in their youth! Confess your sin, turn to Him for salvation now and obey His call. "He saith unto them, Follow Me,... and they straightway left their nets, and followed Him." Matt. 4:19, 2019And he saith unto them, Follow me, and I will make you fishers of men. 20And they straightway left their nets, and followed him. (Matthew 4:19‑20).
You who are young in this world today
Have you heard that ringing call?
Are you ready to heed? Will you walk the way
That is bravest and best of all?
It is sounding down from the heights above;
It is Christ's word, "Follow Me!"
Ah, straightway answer the mighty love,
His servants and soldiers to be.