Oh To Be Wise Meditations
Squirrel on the line. Sometimes the days feels like a squirrel crossing the street up above on an electrical line. One false slip, one false turn, one step of retreat and fear feels like our last. The road of life is dangerous and we do our best to avoid folly and death. It is has been said that there are a thousand ways to die. And as a believer in Christ I believe there is but one way to live. That is why the road to God leads only through Christ because of his perfect life lived for us. Only He can atone for our sins and give us a life worth pursuing even in this wicked world. This, too, I carefully explored: Even though the actions of godly and wise people are in God’s hands, no one knows whether God will show them favor. The same destiny ultimately awaits everyone, whether righteous or wicked, good or bad, ceremonially clean or unclean, religious or irreligious. Good people receive the same treatment as sinners, and people who make promises to God are treated like people who don’t. It seems so wrong that everyone under the sun suffers the same fate. Already twisted by evil, people choose their own mad course, for they have no hope. There is nothing ahead but death anyway. There is hope only for the living. As they say, “It’s better to be a live dog than a dead lion!” The living at least know they will die, but the dead know nothing. They have no further reward, nor are they remembered. Whatever they did in their lifetime—loving, hating, envying—is all long gone. They no longer play a part in anything here on earth. There is a thin line between life and death. So when times are good, be happy; but when times are bad, consider this: God has made the one as well as the other. Therefore, no one can discover anything about their future. Hold on to that line squirrel. The day is near where we all we see our LORD and Maker.
Meditate Ps. 116:3