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23 For I know [yada`] that thou
wilt bring [shuwb] me to death [maveth], and to the house [bayith]
appointed [mow`ed] for all living [chay]. KJV-Interlinear
23 'For I know that Thou wilt
bring me to death And to the house of meeting for all living. NASB
Well, whether by coincidence or design, we end this
year and begin the new year with the confidence and promise that one day we
will all die.
Interesting that we fall on this verse on this day in
The best instrument and arrogance killer, death, is
the finality of all of our lives here on this earth.
Who controls life as well as death? God.
And specifically Jesus Christ, unto whom all power and authority has
There is no one else and no thing, in heaven, in this
universe, on or under the earth who can stand up and say that he or it, can
command life and death at his will.
And yet the world is full of those who have talent and
celebrityship who believe that they are somehow greater than life and death. There are those who lack talent and lack
celebrityship who believe that they are somehow greater than life and
death. There are those who believe that
they can imagine or conjure up true beliefs at will, and that everything they
believe is true.
And so a truth deficient world lives in delusion. Believing that every catastrophe is a
challenge for human ingenuity to overcome, that every issue is a reality
designed to alter mans standards of life, that every imagination becomes the
ultimate destiny of man - without God.
And yet, man, though he perpetuates biological life,
does not create human life. Man who
races toward knowledge, cannot save himself.
Life is as elusive from mans control as is his ability
to prevent death.
God appoints life and God appoints death.
For all there is an appointment to die, once at the
very least. And beyond death we have no
control except during life when we can either accept or reject Christ.
We have no control, no real control, over the details
of our life, in this life. Just living
from day to day should be enough of an education to prove that. How much less control, do we have over our
This new years eve, people all over the world will
celebrate the departure of the old year ('07) and the ringing in of a new one
('08). And yet, will they see the
challenge that God will lay before them?
With each passing heartbeat, with each passing month
and year, we all advance toward our ultimate departure from this life. For some it will be sooner. For others it will be later. But for all death will arrive for certain.
The parties of this world will last for a while and
then they will cease and be forgotten.
In the spiritual life, the hardships of this life will
last for a little while and then be forgotten, and then the parties of eternity
will last forever.
This past year we have spent all of out time in the
Book of Job. Job has revealed more than
just the suffering nature of human life.
Job has revealed Gods ultimate control over all aspects of life, and
that living under Gods control, life is always better, regardless of ones
circumstances, than it would be outside of Gods control.
One more year has vanished right before our eyes. What have you learned?
Another year lay before us, what are you determined to
I hope and pray that this holiday season has been good
to you, and that this coming year will greet you with greater blessings than
you can imagine. Even in suffering.
From the depths of my soul, I wish to thank all who have
continued to support this Bible study.
From my family to yours, I wish you a Merry Christmas and a happy new
'And now to Him who is able to keep you from falling,
and to present you without blemish before the presence of His glory, with
exceeding joy. To the only wise God,
even Jesus Christ our Lord, to whom be glory, and majesty, and dominion and power,
before time, now, and forever. Amen.'
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.