Remember Your Creator
Ecc 12:1 Remember now your Creator in the days of your youth, while the evil days do not come, or the years strike when you shall say, I have no pleasure in them; (Literal Translation)
(1) The being or person that creates.
(2) The thing that creates, produces or causes.
To have in the mind an idea which had been in the mind before, and which recurs to the mind without effort.
To bear or keep in mind; to attend to.
To bear in mind with reverence; to obey.
At the present time.
Belonging to you.
What the bible states about the CREATOR:
Gen 1:1 In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth;
Gen 1:27 And God created the man in His own image; in the image of God He created him. He created them male and female.
Gen 2:22 And Jehovah God formed the rib which He had taken from the man into a woman, and brought her to the man.
Joh 1:1 In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.
Joh 1:2 He was in the beginning with God.
Joh 1:3 All things came into being through Him, and without Him not even one thing came into being that has come into being.
Joh 1:14 And the Word became flesh and dwelt among us, and we have seen his glory, glory as of the only Son from the Father, full of grace and truth.
Col 1:15 He is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn of all creation.
Col 1:16 For by him all things were created, (1) in heaven and on earth, (2) visible and invisible, whether thrones or dominions or rulers or authorities— (3) all things were created through him and for him.
Col 1:17 And he is before all things, and (4) in him all things hold together.
Psa 33:6 The LORD created the heavens by his command, the sun, moon, and stars by his spoken word.
Psa 33:7 He gathered all the seas into one place; he shut up the ocean depths in storerooms.
Psa 33:8 Worship the LORD, all the earth! Honor him, all peoples of the world!
Psa 33:9 When he spoke, the world was created; at his command everything appeared. (Good News Bible)
God remembers His creation:
Psa 103:14 For he knows our frame; he remembers that we are dust.
Psa 111:4 He has caused his wondrous works to be remembered; the LORD is gracious and merciful.
Psa 111:5 He provides food for those who fear him; he remembers his covenant forever.
It is important to honor God NOW (present tense)
2Co 6:2 For he says, "In a favorable time I listened to you, and in a day of salvation I have helped you." Behold, now is the favorable time; behold, now is the day of salvation.
Heb 3:12 Take care, brothers, lest there be in any of you an evil, unbelieving heart, leading you to fall away from the living God.
Heb 3:13 But exhort one another every day, as long as it is called "today," that none of you may be hardened by the deceitfulness of sin.
Heb 3:14 For we have come to share in Christ, if indeed we hold our original confidence firm to the end.
Heb 3:15 As it is said, "Today, if you hear his voice, do not harden your hearts as in the rebellion."
Heb 4:5 And again in this passage he said, "They shall not enter my rest."
Heb 4:6 Since therefore it remains for some to enter it, and those who formerly received the good news failed to enter because of disobedience,
Heb 4:7 again he appoints a certain day, "Today," saying through David so long afterward, in the words already quoted, "Today, if you hear his voice, do not harden your hearts."
Rom 14:11 for it is written, "As I live, says the Lord, every knee shall bow to me, and every tongue shall confess to God."
Rom 14:12 So then each of us will give an account of himself to God.
We remember the death of Jesus
1Co 11:23 For I received from the Lord what I also delivered to you, that the Lord Jesus on the night when he was betrayed took bread,
1Co 11:24 and when he had given thanks, he broke it, and said, "This is my body which is for you. Do this in remembrance of me."
1Co 11:25 In the same way also he took the cup, after supper, saying, "This cup is the new covenant in my blood. Do this, as often as you drink it, in remembrance of me."
1Co 11:26 For as often as you eat this bread and drink the cup, you proclaim the Lord's death until he comes.
Psa 139:13 For you formed my inward parts; you knitted me together in my mother's womb.
Psa 139:14 I praise you, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made. Wonderful are your works; my soul knows it very well.
Psa 139:15 My frame was not hidden from you, when I was being made in secret, intricately woven in the depths of the earth.
Psa 139:16 Your eyes saw my unformed substance; in your book were written, every one of them, the days that were formed for me, when as yet there was none of them.
OTHER POINTS FROM THE TEXT:
God wants us to remember Him while we are young.
Psa 71:5 For you, O Lord, are my hope, my trust, O LORD, from my youth.
Psa 71:17 O God, from my youth you have taught me, and I still proclaim your wondrous deeds.
Psa 71:18 So even to old age and gray hairs, O God, do not forsake me, until I proclaim your might to another generation, your power to all those to come.
Old age may decrease your ability to serve God
(Good News Bible Translation)
Ecc 12:1 So remember your Creator while you are still young, before those dismal days and years come when you will say, "I don't enjoy life."
Ecc 12:2 That is when the light of the sun, the moon, and the stars will grow dim for you, and the rain clouds will never pass away.
Ecc 12:3 Then your arms, that have protected you, will tremble, and your legs, now strong, will grow weak. Your teeth will be too few to chew your food, and your eyes too dim to see clearly.
Ecc 12:4 Your ears will be deaf to the noise of the street. You will barely be able to hear the mill as it grinds or music as it plays, but even the song of a bird will wake you from sleep.
Ecc 12:5 You will be afraid of high places, and walking will be dangerous. Your hair will turn white; you will hardly be able to drag yourself along, and all desire will be gone. We are going to our final resting place, and then there will be mourning in the streets.
Ecc 12:7 Our bodies will return to the dust of the earth, and the breath of life will go back to God, who gave it to us.
Ecc 12:13 After all this, there is only one thing to say: (1) Have reverence for God, and (2) obey his commands, because this is all that we were created for.
Ecc 12:14 God is going to judge everything we do, whether good or bad, even things done in secret.