Rejoice, O young man, in thy youth; and let thy heart cheer thee in the days of thy youth, and walk in the ways of thine
heart, and in the sight of thine eyes: …but know thou, that for all these things God will bring thee into judgment.
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.
Song / “Yesterday” by Roy Clark http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NEY4LxORCeo&feature=player_embedded
Sin will take us places we never meant to go and cost us more than we were ever willing to pay. The law of life is that a man will reap what is sown.
I am sent to proclaim the good news! Yesterday can be redeemed and joy and innocence can be restored! The life destroyed can be renewed through the surrender of the whole heart to the Lord Jesus Christ. When a man turns away from self-centeredness toward repentance and a new life all the regrets and hurts of the past are cast into God’s river of forgetfulness.
The promise of God to the repentant:
Isaiah 1:18 Come now, and let us reason together, saith the Lord: though your sins be as scarlet, they shall be as white as snow; though they be red like crimson, they shall be as wool.
Thou hast turned for me my mourning into dancing: thou hast put off my sackcloth, and girded me with gladness;