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
Why? Why would David pray this (at first glance) depressing prayer?
- Contemplating our mortality reminds us of who we
are vs. who God is … always an important distinction!
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?