I just felt the urge to reblog this excellent post. It was a blessing to me. I hope it will be an encouragement to you, too.
Originally posted on Mere Inkling:
O Lord, make me know my end and what is the measure of my days; let me know how fleeting I am! Behold, you have made my days a few handbreadths, and my lifetime is as nothing before you. Surely all mankind stands as a mere breath! Surely a man goes about as a shadow! (Psalm 39:4-6, ESV).
I was reminded this week of that terrible cloud that hangs over all humanity . . . the brevity of our lives.
The Psalmist David lived a long life. Yet, during it he experienced great trials, some of which he failed. In this Psalm, he describes the vast gap between God and his creation.
Even human beings, created in the Lord’s very image so that we might worship him and live in fellowship with him for all time . . . even we human beings, because of sin, are destined to perish. We…
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