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Proverbs of a 39 yr old man

Your life can change in an instant. A bad report can come out of nowhere. The death of a loved one or a lost of job will humble you. Also, a terrible mistake or oversight can cost you dearly. Things come against us daily and drop us to our knees before God. How frail is humanity! How short is life, how full of trouble! They spring up like flowers and wither away; like fleeting shadows, they do not endure. If you have understanding, hear this; listen to what I say. Could God govern if he hated justice? Are you going to condemn the almighty judge? For he says to kings, ‘You are wicked,’ and to nobles, ‘You are unjust.’ He doesn’t care how great a person may be, and he pays no more attention to the rich than to the poor. He made them all. In a moment they die. In the middle of the night they pass away; the mighty are removed without human hand. For God watches how people live; he sees everything they do. No darkness is thick enough to hide the wicked from his eyes. We don’t set the time when we will come before God in judgment. He brings the mighty to ruin without asking anyone, and he sets up others in their place. He knows what they do, and in the night he overturns and destroys them. He strikes them down because they are wicked, doing it openly for all to see. For they turned away from following him. They have no respect for any of his ways. They cause the poor to cry out, catching God’s attention. He hears the cries of the needy. But if he chooses to remain quiet, who can criticize him? When he hides his face, no one can find him, whether an individual or a nation. He prevents the godless from ruling so they cannot be a snare to the people. For God is a righteous judge and a God who feels indignation each day. And God is mighty, but he does not despise anyone! He is mighty in both power and understanding. He cares about everyone and makes fair decisions. So yes, your life can change in an instant but know that your future is in The LORD's hands. We cannot imagine the power of the Almighty; but even though he is just and righteous, he does not destroy us. No wonder people everywhere fear him. All who are wise show him reverence. Look! In an instant our life will change. It will happen in a moment, in the blink of an eye, when the last trumpet is blown. For when the trumpet sounds, those who have died will be raised to live forever. And we who are living will also be transformed. For our dying bodies must be transformed into bodies that will never die; our mortal bodies must be transformed into immortal bodies.

Study Psalm 140:12


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