Life is so short no matter how long we live. When suffering comes, we may be tempted to believe just the opposite. David had resolved not to sin by complaining about his circumstances to others as not to discount God’s great care and mercy upon him. Instead, David took his complaints directly to God in heated prayer and asked for God to show him the number of his days and the fleetness of his life. He understood that this life is brief and that we must take every opportunity to do what God has directed us to do. Isn’t it ironic that people spend so much time securing their lives on earth and spend so little time in thought about where they will spend eternity? David understood that amassing riches and busily accomplishing worldly tasks would make no difference as he pondered the vastness of eternity. I wonder sometimes, do we?
1. How does today’s culture encourage the “live for today” attitude?
2. How can we as Christians offer hope to a dying world as we seek to serve God both obediently and purposefully?
Challenge: Ask yourself, if I had only six months to live, what would I do? Would you mend a broken relationship? Tell someone you love them? Witness to someone about Christ? Resolve to find one thing that you could do and go DO it.
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