LIVING FOR THE LORD
David prayed in Psalm 39:4-6: "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.
Surely every man walketh in a vain shew: surely they are disquieted in vain: he heapeth up riches, and knoweth not who shall gather them."
A wise person lives a life that is prepared to meet the Lord. He/she knows that death can occur at any moment. The wise know they have an appointment with death.
The person of wisdom who has trusted Jesus as his Savior can live out his days with confidence in God. A person who is prepared for life can say, "For to me to live is Christ, and to die is gain." (Philippians 1:21)
We are to live out our days worshipping the Lord until He comes for us. Once we are in heaven, we will worship the Lord throughout all eternity.
Thank God for GraceGrace is amazing. The Bible teaches that God’s gift of salvation is given to us by grace. Man’s feeble attempts to try please God by his works have always fallen short. We are not able to please God because of the weakness of our flesh. We are sinners by nature because we all have the nature of Adam. We find ourselves thinking like Paul: “For the good that I would I do not: but the evil which I would not, that I do.” Romans 7:19 We cry out like Paul: “O wretched man that I am! Who shall deliver me from the body of this death?” Romans 7:24 God has revealed the “Who” that can deliver us from sin and death. It is His Son, Jesus Christ. God’s grace provided our Deliverer. God has “delivered us from the power of darkness, and hath translated us into the kingdom of His dear Son.” Colossians 1:13 We now can say with Paul. “I thank God through Jesus Christ, our Lord.” Romans 7:25 “For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God: Not of works, lest any man should boast.” Ephesians 2:8-9 Give the Lord thanks for His amazing Grace!
A PURPOSEFUL LIFE.
Charles Stanley: "Wisdom is the capacity to see things from God's perspective and respond according to scriptural principles."
Solomon wrote, "Wisdom is the principal thing; therefore get wisdom: and with all thy getting get understanding." (Proverbs 4:7)
We cannot live a purposeful life that is successful without the wisdom of God. The wisdom of this world is foolishness with God. When we do God's will with the wisdom He provides, we can live a life of purpose for His glory and our good.
Paul wrote in Ephesians 5:15-17: "See then that ye walk circumspectly, not as fools, but as wise, Redeeming the time, because the days are evil. Wherefore be ye not unwise, but understanding what the will of the Lord is."