Tuesday, March 29, 2016

short timers

Psalm 39

1 I said to myself,

"I will watch what I do & not sin in what I say.

I will hold my tongue when the ungodly are around me."

2 But as I stood there in silence—
  not even speaking of good things—
  the turmoil within me grew worse.
3 The more I thought about it,
  the hotter I got,
  igniting a fire of words:
4 "LORD, remind me how brief my time on earth will be.
  Remind me that my days are numbered—
  how fleeting my life is.
5 You have made my life no longer than the width of my hand.
  My entire lifetime is just a moment to you;
  at best, each of us is but a breath."

6 We are merely moving shadows,

  and all our busy rushing ends in nothing.
We heap up wealth,
  not knowing who will spend it.
7 And so, Lord, where do I put my hope?
  My only hope is in you.

Maybe we should all walk in the reality that our lives are “no longer than the width of my hand”.

And perhaps life would have a change of perspective if we also remembered that “all our bust rushing ends in nothing”.

Maybe everyone should spend sometime thing about what these 7 verses say...

whether we're someone running for president or other public office,

or have the word “billionaire” attached to our persona,

or just a regular person, moving through life, trying to make ends meet, while loving the people around us like Jesus & pointing them to Him.

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