Sunday, November 20, 2016
Few, Fleeting and Uncertain!
You alone, O Lord, can teach to profit, help me to number my days aright!
Surely my days are few and fleeting and uncertain! Days past are gone beyond recall and my future days I cannot number. Let me then this day, and day by day, confide in You and look to You for the very help and grace I need.
Surely it is the highest wisdom to renounce self, to cleave to Christ, and to keep the great end of my being in view "to glorify God and to enjoy Him forever." This is an object worth living for, and which may well engage all the powers of my mind.
Nor let me suppose that it is needful to turn aside from the occupations of my daily life to honor the God of my salvation; for He teaches me that whether I eat or drink, or whatever I do, I may do all to His glory. To this then may I apply my heart, with all diligence and constancy, constrained by the love of Him who gave Himself for me!
Psalm 39:4-5 ... Lord, make me to know mine end, and the measure of my days, what it is: that I may know how frail I am. Behold, thou hast made my days as an handbreadth; and mine age is as nothing before thee: verily every man at his best state is altogether vanity. Selah.
Psalm 90:12 ... So teach us to number our days, that we may apply our hearts unto wisdom.
Psalm 145:2 ... Every day will I bless thee; and I will praise thy name for ever and ever.❤