1,001st Post

Behold, for peace I had great bitterness: but thou hast in love to my soul delivered it from the pit of corruption: for thou hast cast all my sins behind thy back.  For the grave cannot praise thee, death can not celebrate thee: they that go down into the pit cannot hope for thy truth.  The living, the living, he shall praise thee, as I do this day: the father to the children shall make known thy truth.

Isaiah 38:17-19

As we move on from the “1,000th post” yesterday, I wanted to look at these verses, specifically verses 18-19.  We are supposed to the praising the Lord, every day and in every way that we can find.  These verses give us some good reasons to do that.

“For the grave cannot praise thee, death can not celebrate thee…”  “The living, the living, he shall praise thee, as I do this day…”  Every one of us has been given one life.  And we all have a limited amount of life to live.  And none of us know exactly how long our life will last.  Once our lives are over, our opportunity to praise the Lord (especially to those that don’t know Him) will be over.  We will of course be able to praise Him in Heaven, but our opportunity to influence others for Him will be over.  That is a sobering thought.

Because of that sobering thought, we are implored to praise Him while we here and have life.  As fathers and mothers, teachers and friends, we are to “make known thy truth” to the children.  The only way the next generation will know about the goodness and mercy of the Lord will be for us to tell them.  Are we fulfilling that responsibility?

Let us thank Him, praise Him, glorify Him and honour Him every day.  We have but one life and one opportunity.  Let us use it for His glory.

2 responses to this post.

  1. Thank you, Ben, for encouraging us to praise Him today, right now, and to be the witnesses He desires us to be. God bless you and yours!

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