Our days on earth are like grass; like wildflowers, we bloom and die. (Psalm 103:15)

Thought:

Our lives are so insignificant in the grand scheme of things. These days I have the feeling that my life it is not about me anymore. Since I am so weak, just so much dust, what can I possibly do without God? I have failed in every good thing I have attempted without God, but he has forgiven me. The love of the Lord remains forever, and seems to me, to be the only reliable thing.

Word:

Psalms 103:6-18 NLT

6 The Lord gives righteousness
and justice to all who are treated unfairly.
7 He revealed his character to Moses
and his deeds to the people of Israel.
8 The Lord is compassionate and merciful,
slow to get angry and filled with unfailing love.
9 He will not constantly accuse us,
nor remain angry forever.
10 He does not punish us for all our sins;
he does not deal harshly with us, as we deserve.
11 For his unfailing love toward those who fear him
is as great as the height of the heavens above the earth.
12 He has removed our sins as far from us
as the east is from the west.
13 The Lord is like a father to his children,
tender and compassionate to those who fear him.
14 For he knows how weak we are;
he remembers we are only dust.
15 Our days on earth are like grass;
like wildflowers, we bloom and die.
16 The wind blows, and we are gone—
as though we had never been here.
17 But the love of the Lord remains forever
with those who fear him.
His salvation extends to the children’s children
18 of those who are faithful to his covenant,
of those who obey his commandments!

Goal:

The only way I can see of giving my life some genuine purpose, in the very short time left to me, is to serve the lord in the service of others. Then perhaps I can play my small part in ensuring that the love of the Lord remains forever, even though my own life is so brief and insignificant.

Today’s readings:

Judges 15:1-16:31, John 2:1-25, Psalms 103:1-22, Proverbs14:17-19

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