Monday, February 13, 2012

Psalm 37:37-40 NASB

Mark the blameless man, and behold the upright; for the man of peace will have a posterity (Literally, "an end").  But transgressors will be altogether destroyed.  The posterity (end) of the wicked will be cut off.  But the salvation of the righteous is from the LORD; He is their strength in time of trouble.  And the LORD helps them, and delivers them, He delivers them from the wicked, and saves them, because they take refuge in Him.

One of the big questions that bothers our world is, "what is our purpose in life?"  Many voices have created the idea that our lives have no important end.  The word of God strongly and totally contradicts that thought, bringing to us a Voice of hope and a future.  We have meaning!  We have an end; not an end in the sense of done or over with, but an end in the sense of reason and purpose; a goal worth living and dying for. And best of all, God watches over our lives, involving Himself in our journey, to the very end of this life; which is only the beginning of life everlasting. I watched excerpts on the news this morning, from the Grammy Awards, with sadness, as tribute was being paid to Whitney Houston, who came to such a tragic and premature end February 11, 2012.  Never have we witnessed such talent with no "end".  It struck me, with a heavy heart, that, overall, the dead were trying to comfort the dead about the dead. The world doesn't grasp a better end than this. God offers better than that, as we said, with His gracious presence and strength along the way. He always keeps us under His care every day of our lives with this end in mind, prepared for those who know Him.  Live with this end in mind. It will put a lilt in your walk.

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