by Beverly Barnett
Friday, August 23
The Brevity of Life in View of Eternity
“For a thousand years in thy sight are but as yesterday
when it is past, and as a watch in the night,” Psalm 90:4.
“So teach us to number our days, that we may apply our hearts unto wisdom” (Psalm 90:12).
This body that houses our soul is wearing out, thanks to Adam and Eve; it must fall off before we can walk and talk with the Father in the cool of the day. Today, I am more ready now to leave it behind than when I was a teenager and wanted to live forever. Sin has inflicted havoc on this body, and it is not much use to me anymore. I am ready for a glorified one! If I live to seventy or eighty years, I am closer to my death date than my birth date. This does not make me sad, and it should not you either as believers we have a lot to look forward to.
However, we should not waste away our last days and years bemoaning the past, but use them to bring honor and glory to God. Let us not morn and grieve for circumstances we cannot change, but let us be anxiously ready for the call! Jesus admonishes us to, “Let your loins be girded about, and your lights burning; and ye yourselves like unto men that wait for their lord, when he will return from the wedding; that when he cometh and knocketh, they may open unto him immediately. Blessed are those servants, whom the lord when he cometh shall find watching: verily I say unto you, that he shall gird himself, and make them to sit down to meat, and will come forth and serve them (Luke 12:35-37).
REFLECTION: Life is a vapor but eternity is forever. Be ready.