A Fleeting Life

9 Before your pots can feel the heat of the thorns—
whether they be green or dry—the wicked will be swept away.
10 The righteous will be glad when they are avenged,
when they dip their feet in the blood of the wicked.
11 Then people will say,
“Surely the righteous still are rewarded;
surely there is a God who judges the earth.” Psalm 58:9-11

I don’t think we realize how fleeting this life is. After wishing us a Happy New Year, our pastor remarked that it seemed like just yesterday that Y2K was here. He’s right. When we were still kids, adulthood couldn’t come fast enough. Now that we’re grown, we can’t slow it down. There’s even a multi-billion dollar cosmetics industry that tries to help you look younger and fresher. But still, the fact remains, we’re all growing old fast.

Similarly, I don’t think we fully grasp how it all will end (despite what we know from Scripture), and how God will judge the earth, especially when we see so much blatant and unanswered injustice. I’m glad I don’t have to sort it all out!

Until then, though, we trust in His wisdom, even when life doesn’t any sense. Fortunately we serve a perfect and righteous judge.

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