"Man who is born of woman Is of few days and full of trouble. He comes forth like a flower and fades away; He flees like a shadow and does not continue" (Job 14:1-2).

"As for man, his days are like grass; As a flower of the field, so he flourishes. For the wind passes over it, and it is gone, And its place remembers it no more (Ps. 103:15-16).

Life in this body will not endure for long. May we remember this - especially in our times of weakness.

"But the mercy of the LORD is from everlasting to everlasting On those who fear Him, And His righteousness to children's children, To such as keep His covenant, And to those who remember His commandments to do them" (Ps. 103:17-18).

Mercy exists for those who seek the Lord and keep His commandments. This why Solomon, after he had examined all the paths of a man's life and potential, said "Let us hear the conclusion of the whole matter: Fear God and keep His commandments, For this is man's all. For God will bring every work into judgment, Including every secret thing, Whether good or evil" (Eccl. 12:13-14).

Seek the Lord, O my soul! While it is called today, for tomorrow is not promised, and we will be brought into judgment by the Judge of all the world.

"Who is able to stand before this holy LORD God?" (1 Sam. 6:20). Those who know God, and are known by Him; those who obey His word and keep His commandment. It is they who shall be saved and able to stand before the presence of Almighty God.

Are you among those who will be able to stand before the Almighty? Do you know God? Have you obeyed "the gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ?" (2 Thess. 1:8). Time is only relevant while we are alive - and we are not guaranteed tomorrow.

Not a scare tactic; an obvious truth known by all man. Are you ready to face the Lord in Judgment if He were to put an end to either your time or all time?

Let's take the time to study so that we might be prepared. I love you. God loves you infinitely more - and desires to judge in your favor, not against you.