The Brevity of Life
“Lord, remind me how brief my time on earth will be. Remind me that my days are numbered---how fleeting my life is. 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.”---------Psalm 39:4-5
Nobody knows when they will leave this earth in death. Only God knows the exact time we will leave. However, we can know that life is, as the Psalmist says, “but a breath.” HERE today, GONE tomorrow.
Yet some people live like they are INVINCEABLE, GAMBLING with death, trying to CHEAT death, by living a WRECKLESS, SINFUL lifestyle, doing things that are LIFE-THREATENING for a mere fleeting thrill and that thrill could be what takes that person to meet their ETERNAL DESTINY, that some are NOT prepared to face.
Some face the END of their life through illness, or diseases that ravage not only the quality but the quantity of their life. The diseases that threaten our lives are NO RESPECTER OF AGE. A person, is at RISK of leaving this earth from the effects of diseases at ANY AGE, from BIRTH to a very OLD age.
Some face the END of their life through crimes, accidents, or suicides, things that may be caused by someone else or even by their own RECKLESS actions. Nevertheless, they are SWEPT away to face their ETERNAL DESTINY.
No one is EXEMPT from DEATH or ETERNITY, It is coming to us all, in one way or the other. We have no say in the way we will leave this earth, but we DO have a CHOICE in our ETERNAL DESTINY. DON’T GAMBLE WITH WHERE YOU WILL SPEND ETERNITY!!!
Some of us are ASSURED of an ETERNITY in Heaven with God Almighty, because at some time we have made the CHOICE to ACCEPT Him and His gift of SALVATION, through His PRECIOUS Son, the Lord Jesus Christ. So when we, who belong to Him, face the END of life we KNOW and look forward to our ETERNAL DESTINY, because of making the RIGHT CHOICE.
Where will you spend your ETERNAL DESTINY? Are you PREPARED? If NOT you can be by: CONFESSING your sins to God, asking Him for His FORGIVENESS, BELIEVING, with ALL your HEART, that Jesus died for YOU and is ALIVE, in Heaven, making intercession for you, before God, then ACCEPT His gift of SALVATION. Do it NOW, while you STILL can. He’s waiting!!!