Good morning all!
Father, there truly is only one way according to Your word, help us to have the grace in which to live in Your way. And should we forget or lose sight of that, reveal your truth in our life so of Your goodness and mercy, Amen. Have you ever spoken or thought there’s gotta to be a better way? I think we all do, we hit a wall or get frustrated at the course of events and think, is there a way?
14 For he knoweth our frame; he remembereth that we [are] dust.
God knows just how frail we can be; He doesn’t forget the nature of His design.
15 [As for] man, his days [are] as grass: as a flower of the field, so he flourisheth.
A man’s DAYS are just like grass: like a flower in the field, they do blossom.
16 For the wind passeth over it, and it is gone; and the place thereof shall know it no more.
But the wind blows in and they’re gone; and that place you don’t know it anymore.
17 But the mercy of the LORD [is] from everlasting to everlasting upon them that fear him, and his righteousness unto children’s children;
BUT the Lord’s MERCY you will always know because it’s eternal and His righteousness will reach your children’s children.
We live our lives in such a way that we feel is right, we do and don’t do certain things and sometimes we get it right and sometimes we don’t, Why?
[Pro 14:12 KJV] There is a way which seemeth right unto a man, but the end thereof [are] the ways of death. It seems right, so what’s missing? God!!! I think life should consist of a simple equation, when it’s good just ADD God and when it’s bad just ADD God. The “WAY” that seems right to man is when I think I can eliminate God from the equation…the end result is death. I believe this is what David is talking about here in this Psalm, the “WAY” of man will eventually go away but God will not. Take comfort this morning in the truth that God knows our frame and He will blow away the dust, the grass and the flower…it’s us living life our WAY. Think about it for a second, does it take much to move the dust? The grass? The flower? Can they put up a fight? Can they stand their ground? All three are seemingly insignificant and weak, right? What’s missing? FAITH!!! We are nothing more than dust without faith, hate to say it but is there anything lower than dust? HA!
[Psa 104:29 KJV] Thou hidest thy face, they are troubled: thou takest away their breath, they die, and return to their dust. We hid the identity of God from our life when we live life our “WAY” and not His way, what is God’s way? [Heb 10:38 KJV] Now the just shall live by faith: but if [any man] draw back, my soul shall have no pleasure in him. God’s only course for our life is to live by FAITH, the Greek word for draw back means to let down or lower one’s self and that can only happen when we don’t live life by faith NOW. If you’re like me maybe you’re waiting for just the right moment or perhaps you think you have to get your life in order or maybe you’re waiting for the crisis in life to pass….news flash, that’s what He just warned against we lower ourselves to serving a situational/performance based God…that’s the lie. His way says mercy is everlasting and His righteousness is for every generation, which means we ALWAYS have it and our performance and life circumstances has ZERO effect on it…He knoweth our frame. Call me crazy but while God’s starting point for our life was to be framed from the dust of the earth, maybe we don’t remain in that frame of mind. Maybe He blows that kind of thinking away so that no matter what storm blows into our life we aren’t moved, we aren’t weak and maybe we’re whole lot bigger and stronger than we think. And maybe the God we serve is whole lot more involved and a whole lot bigger than anything we face. And maybe His way truly is the only way, I mean if God has no beginning and no end don’t all roads lead to Him anyway?
Point to Ponder
Remember He knows our frame. [Isa 29:16 KJV] Surely your turning of things upside down shall be esteemed as the potter’s clay: for shall the work say of him that made it, He made me not? or shall the thing framed say of him that framed it, He had no understanding? When God turns your world upside down, He understands exactly what He’s doing even if we don’t.
Let’s all live by faith, In Him Phil
Faith – Family – Friends