12 I am
forgotten [shakach] as a dead man [muwth] out
of mind [leb]: I am like a broken ['abad] vessel [kaliy]. KJV-Interlinear
12 I am
forgotten as a dead man, out of mind, I am like a broken vessel. NASB
It is sad, but the epitaph of us all is to be forgotten, never to be remembered, never to be known. As far as the world is concerned, when you die, your life and your name will fade as though it never existed.
Look back and how many people do you remember from last year, from ten years ago, from fifty years ago? How many celebrities can you name who lived in the year 1900 or 1800?
As the distance of time separates us further and further from the past, the people of those long ago days are forgotten, their names forgotten, their faces forgotten, their very existence forgotten. And if you have difficulty in remembering celebrities, then how much more difficult is it to remember the common folks of years gone by?
When you give yourself to the world, this is your reward. Nothing, and even less than nothing.
When a person dies, there is a period of grieving and of memory at first, by family and perhaps a few friends. There is a vacuum and a vacancy in the hearts of a few, while the world knows little if anything of your loss. Then time passes and lives move forward and memories fade. The next generation most probably will never know of that person that was lost, except by a name, if that.
There is nothing gained from the minds of humanity, because humanity forgets. And when you never lived during those past era’s, then you cannot remember anything that you never knew.
In this world today, you are somebody. You look in the mirror and wow, there you are. But then you die and then who were you? A memory at first and then forgotten.
Have you ever driven by a cemetery? Ever wondered who those people were? What did they do? What were they like? When did they live? Are they with the Lord today, or are things far worse for them?
God knows you, but you have to believe in Him first. Christ will never forget you.
But reject Christ and your destiny will be one of forgotten existence. While many are in heaven enjoying all of eternity, you will be lost and forgotten. No one will know you. No one will remember you. And, you will be suffering terribly in the Lake of Fire and yet nobody will remember you or know of your suffering. Only you will know your suffering and you will suffer all alone and forgotten.
And that is a terrible thing, to have lived, to have had the opportunity to believe in Christ with a simply thought, to be remembered by Christ, to be known personally by God to have a phenomenal life forever, and yet you decided to stubbornly refuse to believe in Christ during the many years of your entire life, and for what? To be forgotten and to be alone forever.
Or, you can believe in Christ, you can decide to pursue your spiritual life by growing up through a daily study and thereby enhance even more, your life in eternity.
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