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23 Though it be given [nathan] him to be in safety [betach],
whereon he resteth [sha`an]; yet his eyes [`ayin] are upon their ways [derek].
23 'He provides them with
security, and they are supported; And
His eyes are on their ways. NASB
The sinners of this world owe all they are and have,
to God. Just as they ignored their
respective mothers, just as they regard childless women with contempt, so too
people who have no interest in Gods truth, disregard God in all that He does
Life is too short.
Life is too busy. People have too
many things they want and too many things to do in life to be bothered with
such things as God, truth, or their spiritual life.
There is money to be made, a social life to pursue,
entertainment to focus on. There is
hustling to be had, plans to implement, goals to achieve. All of life is filled with luck, staying one
step ahead of the next guy. Life is a
constant barrage of barriers, prejudices, unfair practices, and consequently lots
of folks to blame.
There is a world to change, animals to save, people to
persuade, agendas to accomplish. Soooo
many things. Soooo little time!
And yet, when it is all said and done, everyone's life
will come to an end one day, and their eternity will begin. An eternity which will last trillions and
trillions and gazillions of years and more, but still most folks ignore all of
that infinite time and focus on their little short lifespan of perhaps a few
decades on this earth.
God is gracious.
He knows the ways of everyone. He
knows the ways of those who ignore Him.
God knows very well that there will be some folks who,
no matter what He does to convince them, they will still ignore Him.
And so God gives wicked people their space. He gives them their opportunity to have a
life they perceive as fulfilling for themselves. Despite the many varied personalities of
wicked people, some being extremely evil and some being just nice folks but
screwed up in their thinking with regard to God, Christ, doctrine, and the
spiritual life, but despite all of this, God allows them to pursue their own
version of life.
One day it will all come to an end and then when
eternity begins, they will soon forget their short little blink of a life that
they had. But at least God did not
deprive them of there every opportunity for life, nor deprive them of at least
some semblance of happiness, though temporary and short when compared to
For unbelievers, this life is all they will ever have
for any kind of happiness. They will
suffer beyond imagination forever.
For believers who just refuse to get with their
spiritual life, this is the only time God has to impose His discipline against
them, in hopes of getting them straightened out. They will be in heaven, but they will lose all
of their extra eternal blessings, blessings which are reserved for mature
And likewise for negative believers, this life is the
only time in which they will be given their freedom to screw up the world by
their agenda driven crusades, by their opinion driven beliefs, by their imagination
driven philosophies, by their self proclaimed honors and awards, by their
designated action days. This is Blog
Action Day, by the way.
And God keeps on watching all of their activities, day
in and day out. And time marches on, and
on, and on, and on. The dispensations,
which were defined and implemented by God, continue. The next Biblically historical event to occur
is the Rapture.
And by the way, I stumbled onto a list of 'End of the
World' characteristics as defined by the Bible.
I will try to remember to get that posted soon.
But anyway, those days will be filled with extensive
knowledge and social life, as well as an extreme negative attitude toward God. Life will continue until God is ready to
shift the gears of history. That could
be tomorrow or a century from now. No one knows that timetable, except God of
The smart person will consider their own lifespan
potential, and get with their spiritual growth.
Soooo much depends on it.
Fools will ignore their destiny (in the next life) and
invest all of their energy on fixing this world. A world which God has already scheduled on
the calendar, for destruction.
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.