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“Remembering thy Creator, in the days of thy youth”

“Remembering thy Creator, in the days of thy youth” ( “Pag- alaala sa ‘yong Manlalalang, sa mga araw ng Iyong kabataan” )

Main Passage Reference: Ecclesiastes 12:1 ( 1. 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; ) Question #1: Who is your Creator?


Psalm 121:1&2&7&8 declare, ( 1. I will lift up mine eyes unto the hills. From whence/what place/where cometh my help? 2. My help cometh from the LORD, which made heaven and earth. 7. The LORD shall preserve thee from all evil: He shall preserve thy soul. 8. The LORD shall preserve thy going out and thy coming in from this time forth, and even for evermore. )
Psalm 124:8 declares, ( 8. Our help is in the name of the LORD, who made heaven and earth. )
John 1:3 declares, ( 3. All things were made by Him { Jesus }; and without Him { Jesus }, was not any thing made that was made. )
Colossians 1:16 declares, ( 16. For by Him { Jesus } were all things created, that are in heaven, and that are in earth, visible and invisible, whether they be thrones, or dominions/lordships, or principalities/rulers, or powers/authorities: all things were created by Him { Jesus }, and for Him { Jesus }. )
Answer: Your Creator, our Creator, is no one else, but the Lord Jesus Christ.

Question #2: How do you remember your Creator?
Answer: By conforming to His will. ( “Sa pagsang- ayon sa Kanyang kalooban.” )
Romans 12:1-2 state, ( 1. I beseech/implore/request/ask you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that ye present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable unto God, which is your reasonable service. 2. And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God. )
While you’re still full of life or lively, while you’re still young, while you’re still strong or vigorous, while you’re still full of might or strength, while you’re still healthy, remember or recognize or acknowledge or conform to, your Creator, the Lord Jesus Christ. ( “Habang ikaw ay puno ng buhay, at may sigasig, habang ikaw ay bata, habang ikaw ay malakas, habang ikaw ay puno ng kakayahan, habang ikaw ay malusog, kilalanin mo, alalahanin mo, tangkilikin mo, at sang- ayunan mo, ang Iyong Manlalalang, ang Panginoong Hesukristo.” )
While you’re still young and strong, and full of life, love your Creator, fear your Creator, obey your Creator, serve and worship your Creator, trust/believe/delight/abide in your Creator, call upon Him, hold on to Him, submit to Him, lean or rest or rely on Him, and wait patiently for Him. He is your Creator! He is your God!!!
1. The Lord Jesus is saying in Mark 12:30, ( 30. And thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind, and with all thy strength: this is the first commandment. ); Deut. 6:5
2. King Solomon { one of the wisest Kings that ever lived in this world }, declared in Ecclesiastes 12:13, ( 13. Let us hear the conclusion of the whole matter: Fear God, and keep His commandments: for this is the whole duty of man. )
3. The Apostle Paul { one of the greatest Christian proponents/advocates/promoters }, is saying in II Corinthians 10:5, ( 5. Casting down/pulling down imaginations, and every high thing that exalteth/raises/lifts itself against the knowledge of God, and bringing into captivity/submission, every thought to the obedience of Christ; )
4. God the Son { Hebrews 1:8-9; Psalm 2:7, 12; Hebrews 1:5; Psalm 45:6-7 }, the Lord Jesus Christ { I Corinthians 10:1-4; Hebrews 11:24-26 }, said in Exodus 23:25, ( 25. And ye shall serve the LORD your God, and He shall bless thy bread, and thy water; and I will take sickness away from the midst of thee. )
5. The Psalmist had to sing in Psalm 2:11, ( 11. Serve the LORD with fear, and rejoice with trembling. )
6. The Lord Jesus had to tell Satan in Matthew 4:10B, ( 10B. … it is written, thou shalt worship the Lord, thy God, and Him only shalt thou serve. )
7. Deuteronomy 13:4 had to account, ( 4. Ye shall walk after the LORD your God, and fear Him, and keep His commandments, and obey His voice, and ye shall serve Him, and cleave unto Him. )
8. King Solomon had been cajoling/prodding/coaxing/prompting/urging us in Proverbs 3:5-6, ( 5. Trust in the LORD with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding. 6. In all thy ways, acknowledge/recognize Him, and He shall direct thy paths. )
9. The song had to be rendered, in Psalm 62:8, ( 8. Trust in Him { Jesus }at all times; ye people, pour out your heart before Him { Jesus }: God is a refuge/shelter/protection for us. Selah { a brief pause }. )
10. Jeremiah 17:7 declares, ( 7. Blessed is the man that trusteth in the LORD, and whose hope the LORD { Jesus } is. )
– Questions: Sino ang pag- asa ng Bayan, si Jesus, o ang kabataan? How about you? Sino ang pag- asa mo?
11. The Apostle Paul and Silas told the keeper of the prison at Philippi, in Acts 16:31, ( 31. … believe on/in the the Lord Jesus Christ, and thou shalt be saved, and thy house. )

12. David, the King was singing in Psalm 37:4, ( 4. Delight thyself also in the Lord, and He shall give thee the desires of thine heart. )
Proverbs 22:6 states, ( 6. Train up a child in the way he should go: and when he is old, he will not depart from it. )
The apostle Paul had to account, in II Timothy 3:15, ( 15. And that from a child thou { Timothy }, hast known the holy scriptures, which are able to make thee wise unto Salvation, through faith which is in Christ Jesus. )
The Lord Jesus is saying, in John 5:39-40, ( 39. You search the scriptures; for in them ye think ye have Eternal Life: and they are they which testify of me. 40. But you will not come to me, that ye might have life. )
Romans 1:28 declares, ( 28. And even as they did not like to retain God in their knowledge, God gave them over to a reprobate { immoral and unprincipled } mind, to do those things which are not convenient/suitable/appropriate/proper; )
The Lord Jesus is saying, in Jeremiah 6:19, ( 19. Hear, O earth: behold/lo/look/see, I will bring evil upon this people, even the fruit of their thoughts, because they have not hearkened unto My words, nor to My law, but rejected it. )
He also had to say, in Psalm 81:12, ( 12. So, I gave them up unto their own hearts’ lust: and they walked in their own counsels. )
The apostle, whom the Lord Jesus loves, had to account in John 20:30-31, ( 30. And many other signs truly did Jesus in the presence of His disciples, which are not written in this book: 31. But these are written, that ye might believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God; and that believing, ye might have life through His name. )
The Gospel, or the Good News about the Lord Jesus, the Holy Scriptures, the Bible, has more than enough and sufficient informations, for us to remember, recognize and acknowledge, our Lord Jesus Christ, our very Life!!!
Habang ikaw ay malakas, habang ikaw ay malusog, habang ikaw ay bata pa o kabataan, alalahanin mo, kilalanin mo, tangkilikin mo, sang- ayunan mo, ang Iyong Manlalalang, the Lord Jesus Christ!
II Chronicles Chapter 34 { whole [ verses 1-33 ] } ( King Josiah, the Son of King Amon, succeeded his father in the throne, at the age of 8 years old, at which time, he began to reign. He ruled and reigned in Jerusalem for 31 years, and he did that which is right, in the sight of the Lord, his God. He numbered his days well [ Psalm 90:12 ]!:
– At age 16, he began to seek the God of his father David.
– At age 20, he began to cleanse Judah and Jerusalem, from places of idols, and from idolatry { by destroying all the altars of the idols and their graven images }.
– At age 26 { when he had already purified the land of Israel and the House, from idolatry }, he sent officers and scribes to repair the house of the Lord, his God. Consequently:
1. The Book of the Law was found in the house of God { So, he commanded that the Book of the Law, be studied and kept or observed. }.
2. The real King Josiah, unfolded { Finding the Book of the Law, the Lord’s wrath/fury/indignation, against Israel was known, and King Josiah tore his clothes and wept before the Lord. Later, the message of the Lord came to King Josiah, through the prophetess Huldah, saying, “because you were tender hearted/affectionate/sensitive, and you humbled yourself before Me [ saith the Lord ], you will not see the evil that I will bring into this place, and you will die in peace [ at the appointed time ]”. }.
– Successively/subsequently, he { King Josiah } entered into covenant with the Lord, to walk after the Lord, and to keep His commandments and His testimonies and His statutes, with all his heart and with all his soul, and he influenced all the people under Him to serve only the Lord, their God, so that, all the days of King Josiah, the Israelites served the Lord. )
Four ( 4 ) remarkable/outstanding/excellent projects, accomplished/made by King Josiah, all the days of his life:
Project 1. He sought and found the Lord, his God.
Project 2. Total demolition/annihilation/destruction of idolatry in all the countries that pertained to the children of Israel.
Project 3. Repair of the Lord’s house.
Project 4. Entry into the Lord’s covenant of life- long service and obedience to Jesus.
To wrap up/finish the message:
Several years back, a very beautiful Tagalog Christian song came out. The lyrics conveyed/imparted/given/rendered, go this way: “Kailan pa ibibigay ang buhay mo’t lakas, sa Kanya na nagbigay sa ‘yo ng Buhay na wagas? Ang pangalan Niyang banal, kailan itataas/ itatanghal? Kung wala nang pagkakataon, at huli na ang lahat. At kung ang araw mo’y, lumipas na, makuha mo pa kayang Siya ay paglingkuran? Kailan pa kaya maglilingkod sa Diyos? Kung hindi ngayon, kailan pa?”
Again, I say, “Remember thy Creator, in the days of thy youth!!!”
The “Good” Lord Jesus bless you all, as you commit/devote your all to Him !

by: DR. EDMUND PAUL MEDINA

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