Tuesday, May 12, 2015

O THOU YOUTH, OF WHOM ARE YE EXAMPLE? OF BELIEVERS OR OF THE WORLD?

O THOU YOUTH, OF WHOM ARE YE EXAMPLE? OF BELIEVERS OR OF THE WORLD?

1 Timothy 4:12 "Let no man despise thy YOUTH; but be thou an example of the believers, in word, in conversation, in charity, in spirit, in faith, in purity."

In Ecclesiastes 12:1, the Bible declared "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", a remark to the youths that despite having life to the full as a youth, you must however remember that you are not the owner of your life. There is a GOD up there that borrowed you his breath and can take it at any time without information, hence we are cautioned to remember Him as He has the sole right to your life. Whereas we are admonished to remember Our Creator in the days of our youth, the youths of today have chosen to be used as an instrument by the devil to vex GOD by partaking in every unwholesome and abominable practices in the land. Youths are today in the forefront in homosexuality, lesbianism, cultism, political thuggery, armed robbery, prostitution, exam malpractices, forgery and falsification, impersonation, drug abuses, 419ning, kidnapping, raping, sexual promiscuity, terrorism, rebellion and all forms of social and moral vices we witness day in day out because they felt that they have the vigour and strength to do all these evils as youths.

And very unfortunately, the youths who claimed to be Christians today are worse off as compared to the youths of the world who are Satan's advocate. They are not different in their speech and utterances, and they behaved even more worse than the unbelievers out there. The crazy dress styles, hellish dancing styles and the unrestrained attitudes to sexual perversions are carried out by the youths of today.

So, you youth, you've heard that you should enjoy yourself when you are young according to the world order, but have you remembered your creator while you are enjoying yourself? Is what you are doing a well pleasing thing unto the LORD? Youth, choose to be like Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego, who choose to rather die in the burning flames of fire as stirred up by king Nebuchadnezzar than to bow down and worship the graven image he has set up Daniel 3:16-18.

Youths of today, if you succumb to disobey GOD'S word as a result of the pressure mounted against you in the society, at the end you alone will suffer the consequences of your actions. Youths beware!

Shalom!