Get a Life!
“Man is like to vanity: his days are as a shadow that passeth away.” ~Psalm 144:4
Man is God’s highest creation. Although man is made of the dust of the earth, God breathed into man, and he became a living soul. The soul lives on after this mortal flesh decays and returns to dust. “For dust thou art, and unto dust shalt thou return.” Man’s mortality in this life is finite, fragile, and final. When our last breath has been breathed, what will be said of our life? Ps. 144 is a Psalm of David. It is a Psalm acknowledging the ability God gave to David, but acknowledging complete dependency upon God. This morning, let us take into account the days of our lives.
We see the VANISHING of our days.
“His days are like a shadow that passeth away.” A shadow is an image cast against the earth or a wall. Shadows are temporary at best and diminish as the direction of the sun changes. Our lives, like the shadow, are temporary, fleeting, and fade away. Our time span in this life of ours is very short. David said, “Behold, thou hast made my days as an handbreadth” Moses said, “The days of our years are threescore years and ten; and if by reason of strength they be fourscore years, yet is t