Temporary vs. Eternal


     “As for man, his days are like grass; as a flower of the field, so he flourishes.  For the wind passes over it, and it is gone, and its place remembers it no more.  But the mercy of the Lord is from everlasting to everlasting on those who fear Him and His righteousness, to children’s children, to such as keep His covenant and to those who remember His commandments to do them” (Psalm 103:15-18).

     In both the Old and New Testaments, the brevity of life upon this earth is compared the fleeting lifespan of a flower.  In both testaments, our temporary existence upon our planet is contrasted with something eternal.  In Psalm 103, it is contrasted with the mercy of the Lord which is from everlasting to everlasting.  In 1 Peter 1:24, it is contrasted with the word of the Lord which endures forever.  “Heaven and earth will pass away, but My words will by no means pass away” (Matthew 24:35).

     Are you building your life on things that are eternal like the mercy of God and His word?

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Author: jchowning

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