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Wise counsel

Commencement speakers often speak of goals, success, hard work, serving others, etc.

But how many include this passage in their remarks: “Remember also your Creator in the days of your youth . . .” (Ecclesiastes 12:3)?

Are we accidents, or are we here on purpose? There’s no question how the Bible answers: “Remember also your Creator in the days of your youth . . . .”

Alexander Maclaren wrote, “If ever you turn to God in your older days, nothing will be so painful as the remembrance that you forgot Him so long” (Maclaren’s Expositions of Holy Scripture, Vol. 3, 405).

Wise response

God wants to be far more than our Creator. He longs to become our Redeemer and Father as well.

For this to happen, we must let Him.

And the sooner the better.

Scripture quotations taken from the NASB: http://www.lockman.org/

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Aimless Living

My dilemma

As I approached graduation from high school, anxiety possessed me. I had to make a choice: What would I do with my life? I recognized that saying “yes” to one thing meant saying “no” to everything else, and that felt like a burden too great to bear.

But the most important decision was much easier than that. It was not what would I do with my life, but who would I serve?

My decision

“But seek first His kingdom and His righteousness, and all these things will be added to you” (Matthew 6:33).

That one decision has made all of the others in my life.

Don’t live aimlessly. Aim to please God.

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By guest writer: Randy Daw (Johnson Street Church of Christ, Greenville, TX)

Scripture quotations taken from the NASB: http://www.lockman.org/

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