Life Is Indeed Short!

After loosing my wife to a blood infection and advanced stage of dementia in March, 2013 (she was only 66 years old), and after reading these two recent heart-breaking news stories here and here, I am constantly brought to the realization that we are but frail beings and life is indeed short (Psalm 90:10; cf. Job 7:7; James 4:14).

The Psalmist must have realized the same thing as he prayed in Psalm 39:4:

"Lord, make me to know mine end, and the measure of my days, what it is: that I may know how frail I am."

Even God Himself realized the frailty of man as the Psalmist states in Psalm 78:38-39, regarding His people:

"But he, being full of compassion, forgave their iniquity, and did not destroy them. Yes, many a time he turned his anger away, and did not stir up all his wrath; For he remembered that they were but flesh; a wind that passes away, and does not come again."

Yes, dear reader, let us fully realize that we are indeed frail beings and life is indeed short. Thus we need to make sure that our lives are always "right" in the sight of God, always standing ready and prepared to wing our way back to God who gave us life (Ecclesiastes 12:7; cf. Philippians 1:20-23; 2 Timothy 4:6-8).

The question is, are we in a "right" relationship with God at this very moment? We can be by doing His will regarding our salvation. Beloved, let us live godly lives before God, realizing that this day might be our last day on earth, for life is indeed short!

Mike Riley, Gospel Snippets