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5 Seeing ['im] his days [yowm] are determined [charats],
the number [micpar] of his months [chodesh] are with thee, thou hast appointed [`asah] his bounds [choq] that he
cannot pass [`abar]; KJV-Interlinear
5 'Since his days are determined,
The number of his months is with Thee, And his limits Thou hast set so that he
cannot pass. NASB
In eternity past, God sat down in counsel with
himself. The Father, Son, and Spirit,
agreed on a plan for all of history. That
plan we call the Divine Decrees.
The Divine Decrees set out every detail, no matter how
insignificant, no matter how significant for every aspect of history. Included are the details of every thought,
every motive, every action of every living creature. Included are the details of every disease,
every storm, every natural event of history.
There is nothing too great, nor too small that God
could not handle it, or overlook it. His
omniscience prevents anything from getting past Him.
The providence of God, within the scope of the divine
plan, the divine decrees, ordered each and every human life, its timing in
history, its beginning, its circumstances, its interactions, and its ending.
There is nothing about your own personal life that
really belongs to you, except your own thoughts, decisions, and actions with
respect to your attitude toward God, Christ, and doctrine.
Even your thoughts, decisions and actions are heavily
influenced by the environment in which you grow up. Not to say that each and every person doesn't
have sufficient knowledge to know the difference between right and wrong, for
Even Isaac Newton made a statement to which he gave
credit to God for all of his curiosities and discoveries.
God, knows the times in which we live. He knows the attitudes of the people of any
given era. God places leaders and
followers appropriate to the successful outcomes of His divine plan.
All aspects of which are designed to give every
possible advantage to anyone who is positive toward God, Christ, and truth. Advantages such that they can grow up
spiritually to maturity.
Some people take advantage of this opportunity in
their life, most do not.
The human life is brief and fragile. God has preset for each one of us, the
numbers of our days on this earth. No
one ever dies before their time. No
one. Not war, not accident, not criminal
action, not disease, not genetic defect, nothing which takes away life, ever
functions in defiance of Gods will.
In Gods hand alone, is the decision to give life and
to take it away.
God has also established the limits within which we
will live our lives. He has set your
height and weight, your financial profile, your social setting, your
geographical setting, people whom you will meet in your life, people and events
which will influence your life, God has set everything about you and your
life. And, He did it through His three
mechanisms of controlling history. All
of which are designed to bring you to Christ and your salvation, and doctrine
and your spiritual life.
First, God controls history by means of His divine
essence. Second God controls history by
means of the laws of divine establishment.
Third, God controls history by means of the permitted function of human
There is nothing that God does not know about. There is nothing which God cannot
handle. There is nothing which man can
do, to fool God, and achieve some alternate result.
All of mans intentions, which are not in accordance
with Gods plan, will fail.
All of mans intentions which are compatible with Gods
plan, will succeed. They are not mans
intentions anyway, but the transforming of their minds to that which belongs to
Although God has given man a very wide birth with
respect to his limitations, and technology discoveries and inventions are just
an example of that latitude, still man has definite and set limits beyond which
he cannot ever pass. Death is one of
those hard limitations which man will never be able to defeat.
Now is the time to post a prayer.
End Of Lesson
Study to show thyself approved (mature) unto God, a workman that needs not to be ashamed, rightly dividing (studying/discerning), the Word of truth.