“We spend our years as a tale that is told“ – Psa. 90:9
Here’s a tricky lie: we have plenty of time. The truth is: TIME FLIES. The days and weeks zip by and are gone forever.
The NASB translates this as: “We have finished our years like a sigh.”
This life is fleeting. Do you know where you are going?
“Blessed are all those who put their trust in Him.” – Psa. 2:12
“Blessed” in Greek means, “happy.”
Happy are those who put their trust in Jesus.
Where are you putting your trust?
Christ receives sinners. Will you come?
“If any man love not the Lord Jesus Christ, let him be Anathema* Maranatha!**” – 1 Cor. 16:22
Imagine if men preached like this today!
*Anathema is Greek for “cursed.”
** Marantha is Greek for “Lord, come!”
“For the promise is to you and to your children, and to all who are afar off, as many as the Lord our God will call.” Now as the lame man who was healed held on to Peter and John, all the people ran together to them in the porch which is called Solomon’s, greatly amazed.” – Acts 3:11
I had never noticed that the healed man “held on to Peter and John” before. That’s a nice little eyewitness detail that lends to the Scripture’s veracity. Makes sense, doesn’t it?
I would hold on to the people who healed me from a lifelong illness too!
“Thou shalt no more be termed Forsaken; neither shall thy land any more be termed Desolate: but thou shalt be called Hephzibah, and thy land Beulah: for the LORD delighteth in thee, and thy land shall be married.” – Isa. 62:4
Where does righteousness grow but in a holy heart?
God can take a Forsaken and Desolate heart and make it one He delights in and marries.
(Hephzibah is “my delight is in her,” a fanciful name for Zion.)
“Unto which promise our twelve tribes, INSTANTLY SERVING God day and night, hope to come. For which hope’s sake, king Agrippa, I am accused of the Jews.” – Acts 26:7 (Emphasis mine)
What if our service to God took on this kind of zeal and intensity?
“Come unto Me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.” – Jesus (Matt. 11:28)
God is not playing hide and seek.
“Whom have I in heaven but Thee? and there is none upon earth that I desire beside Thee.” – Psa. 73:25
The chief end of Man is to glorify God and enjoy Him forever. Enjoying God is twofold: one is in this life and the other is in the life to come.
There is no substitute for God.
On Him, our heart’s affections are centered.