Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Sureness of the Shortness

"Blessed is every one that feareth the LORD; that walketh in His ways… happy shalt thou be, and it shall be well with thee" (Psalm 128:1,2).  "Every word of God is pure: He is a Shield unto them that put their trust in Him" (Proverbs 30:5).  "The heavens shall vanish away like smoke, and the earth shall wax old like a garment… but My salvation shall be forever… and I have put My words in thy mouth" (Isaiah 51:6,16).  "But this I say, brethren, the time is short… for the fashion of this world passeth away" (1 Corinthians 7:29,31). 

How swiftly flies another year
Containing few and precious days. 
But God will bless those who will fear
And trust Him, walking in His ways. 

Though time is fleeting, truth is sure.  
It is our wisdom, then, to trust
The Word of God which shall endure
When kings and kingdoms turn to dust. 

Because our time on earth is short
And God entrusts His Word to us,
We seize the day as we report
His Gospel truth so marvelous! 

May sureness of the shortness, Lord,
As times of earth and heaven pass
Like grains of sand before us poured,
Now urge us like the hourglass.  

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