“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)
To “honor God” is to give weight to His will and His way in all that you do.
We “dishonor” God when we “dis” (as in “disregard,” “dismiss,” and “discard”) His invitations.
Most of us do not think of ourselves as “old” (even if we’ve passed the two-thirds point of our life expectancy). For such people — in particular — the words of Ecclesiastes have a message: Honor God while you can! Do not allow what the bible calls “the pride of life” to cause you to forget your Creator.
All living things are like grass: Waxing in the springtime, then waning in the autumn. All living things are like the flower: Fading at the end of its day.
It is far better at the end of our days — when our strength is waning — to have memories of God’s love, care, and faithfulness. Employ your vigor to make more such memories today! – Luther