Oh To Be Wise Meditations
Alive and breathing. The eyes of the wicked will fail, and escape will elude them; their hope will become a dying gasp. Yes, those who are evil will go blind and lose their way. Their only escape is death! Their only hope is their last breath. After all, the same fate awaits human beings and animals alike. One dies just like the other. They are the same kind of creature. A human being is no better off than an animal, because life has no meaning for either. A wise person uses the eyes in his head, but a fool walks in the dark. But I have also come to realize that the same destiny waits for both of them. To be alive and breathing has to be more than breath in your lungs. I dare say to be truly breathing is too know the LORD! Everything that has breath must praise the LORD even at its last gasp! Oxygen loses its richness apart from God, and death is feared as its end. But eternal life found in Jesus is real spirit and life that keeps us alive and breathing after physical death. For the LORD will give justice to his people and have compassion on his servants. The idols of the nations are merely things of silver and gold, shaped by human hands. They have mouths but cannot speak, and eyes but cannot see. Those who make them will be like them, and so will all who trust in them.
Humanity has become an idol to themselves. We have mouths but we cannot speak real truth apart from God. We have eyes but we cannot see real change apart from God. We have become lifeless idols shaped by culture and norm. Merely made of silver and gold instead of the Spirit of Christ. LORD Jesus, keep me alive and breathing in your Spirit! Without you in my life I will be holding on to sin even to my last gasp. Save me from the lust of this world and transform me in your Image. Amen.
Meditate Acts 17:25