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I’m Just A-Passing Through
November 16, 2009

“LORD, make me know my end, and what is the extent of my days, let me know how transient I am.” – Psalm 39:4

Now this is a strange prayer in our youth-idolizing, age-concealing, death-denying culture! David prays that God would make him intimately aware of the fact that his days were numbered, that he would die, and that his life would be but a flicker in the grand march of time.

Why? Why would David pray this (at first glance) depressing prayer? Well, consider:

  • Contemplating our mortality reminds us of who we are vs. who God is … always an important distinction!
  • Remembering that we don’t know which day will be our last can encourage us to make each day worth living … for ourselves and for others.
  • Understanding that we will be called to account for our actions in the future can give us the impetus to change them in the present.

So … it’s time to pray this prayer for yourself, and as you do so, ask yourself seriously:

  • Am I honoring God with my heart, soul, mind, and strength?
  • Am I doing everything possible to make an impact on my world for God?
  • Am I living a holy life?
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