Psalm 102:11 My days are like a shadow that declineth; and I am withered like grass.
Everything on earth seems to be decaying in some way or another. No matter what we look at around us, it has an end. Scientists will tell us that even solid rock is decaying. Small particles of it are blown around every day. Even if we cannot see it happening as it happens so slowly, it still happens
Our life appears to slip away in the same fashion. It appears we have so much time left to do what we want to do. Then suddenly we find ourselves older. We did not see ourselves getting older we just got older. Day-by-day, seconds of our life are blown out into eternity never to be recaptured again. Once you stop to look back at what you have accomplished, it seems as though there is so much more to do. However, you must wonder as did the psalmist, is my time almost up? Have I used all my days and now am about to be finished?
The answer to every age group is this. NO! Are you still drawing breath from the air God created? Then you are responsible to use that air for Him. You can still do the work of the Lord. I know it is an old cliché, but it is a good one. This really is the first day of the rest of your life. Do not let Satan discourage you about the past. Slap him in the face with your goals for the future. Kick him in the knee with your work for the Lord. God will tell you when your time is up and will do so in person when you get there. Do not give up, gear up, and live for the Lord. Do all you can from Him today so that when you look back on it tomorrow, you can do so with a smile on your face.
We are temporal. We will not last on earth in this body forever. We are like the grass and a shadow in today’s verse. However, God is like the sun that never quits shinning. He always is, always was, and always will be. If you know the Lord as Saviour, He has promised that you will ever be with Him. YOU ARE NOT DONE YET! Do not live just to die. We must enjoy every moment as if we are dying to LIVE!
THROUGH THE BIBLE ACCELERATED READING (O.T.-1/N.T. & PS.-2/Prov.-Monthly)
Job 9-11 / Psalm 102:11-17 / Proverbs 27 / 2 Corinthians 3-5
THROUGH THE BIBLE OLD & NEW TESTAMENT DAILY
Jer. 1-3 / 2 Thess.3
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