Saturday, February 2, 2019

Morning Manna by Rufus Parker - 2 February 2019

Redeeming The Time

For all our days are passed away in thy wrath: we spend our years as a tale that is told. The days of our years are threescore years and ten; and if by reason of strength they be fourscore years, yet is their strength labour and sorrow; for it is soon cut off, and we fly away. Who knoweth the power of thine anger? even according to thy fear, so is thy wrath. So teach us to number our days, that we may apply our hearts unto wisdom” 
(Psalms 90:9-12).

Today’s Morsel:  I like to watch the expression on some folks' faces when we are coming to the end of a year and to hear them say, "Where did the year go so fast?"  It has been stated that the older we get time seems to pass faster.  The psalmist said that we spend our years as a tale that is told.  Metaphorically, a tale is short.  Most people don’t like to sit around and listen to long drawn out sagas.  That’s one of the reasons children’s’ books are short.  Preachers' sermons are now short (unless they are filled with air).  And people use the drive-through window so they don’t have the time to sit for long.  And because life is brevity, the psalmist prayed, “Teach us to number our days, that we may apply our hearts unto wisdom.”  Teach us to consider our latter end, and what will become of us hereafter; which is a branch of wisdom.  Teach us to seek the way of salvation; to seek after Jesus Christ, which is the wisdom of God, and to fear Him, as He is the beginning of wisdom; and to walk circumspectly, not as fools, but as wise, redeeming the time.  Time is fleeting, make the most of it.  Only what we do for Christ will last.  

Sing:  Jesus is all the world to me, I want no better friend; I trust Him now, I’ll trust Him when life’s fleeting days shall end.  Beautiful life with such a friend, beautiful life that has no end.  Eternal life, eternal joy, He’s my friend.

Thought For Today: Redeem the time as the days are evil.

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