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Thursday, December 31, 2009

"Life Is Hard And It Passes Quickly"

Prosperity is letting God work through us

Some Bible scholars say that Moses wrote this prayer during a particularly painful time of his life that is recorded in the 20th chapter of Numbers.

Three significant events occur in that chapter: The deaths of his sister, Miriam; and his brother, Aaron; and the sin that Moses committed that caused him to be kept from entering the Promised Land with his people. In the midst of that time of profound grief and disappointment, he starts his prayer by acknowledging some rather profound and obvious realities.

First, he recognizes that God has a different perspective on things than we do. “From everlasting to everlasting you are God ... a thousand years in your sight are like yesterday ...”

Things that seem monumental to us in our narrow slice of eternity are mere blips on God’s radar screen. Sometimes the circumstances of our lives can be momentarily overwhelming. It helps to know that God is bigger than our circumstances and that God has a plan and is ultimately in control.

Moses then points out that life is hard and it passes quickly. More...

1 comment :

Anonymous said...

Thi is an awesome story. I read it in the Olean Times Hearald. It is an encouragement for the New Year!