Brevity of Life. 6.1.12

by Aaron K.

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Brevity of Life. 6.1.12

O Lord, make me know my end and what is the measure of my days; let me know how fleeting I am! Behold, you have made my days a few handbreadths, and my lifetime is as nothing before you. Surely all mankind stands as a mere breath! Selah. Psalm 39:4,5

Perspective is everything. Perspective on trials, perspective on achievements, perspective on life and death as a whole determines much of the spirit by which we come before our God. We always identify and spot perspective dislocation in others for we are not caught in the middle of the storm, yet we find it very hard to spot in ourselves. Busy details of life, both good and bad, have a way of taking positions of far greater importance than God ever intended them to. A blessed man seeks prayerfully to remember his end-daily being reminded of the brevity of his life, for that’s the only way he can live life with proper perspective, experiencing the joy and gratitude each day that God intended for him. Action. My sons, ask God to instill in you a heart that is daily reminded of how fleeting and fragile life is. It seems rather morbid to think about our death, but it is the only way we can truly maintain wise perspective while we are living. It maintains in us a healthy fear of our Creator (& Sustainer); cultivates consistent, authentic humility through the high and low achievements of life…as well as blesses us with a simple joy and gratitude in the present day and current gifts we have been given. Blessed is the man that lives each day with his end in mind.