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Every Man at His Best

August 20, 2014

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Every Man  at His Best

Most everyone  struggles  to be the very best  he can be  in each part  of his life.     We want  to be successful  and live a pleasant,  satisfying life.     But,  in all this  we face all sorts  of troubles  as wicked people slander,  steal,  lie,  connive,  and do whatever else  they can  get away with.     In many cases,  we are helpless  against their actions  and need  to ask the LORD  for His help.

When King David faced  the onslaughts  of evil people,  he did his best  to react  in a Godly manner,  but his heart  was burning  within him.   He had  all he could do  to contain himself.      In praying  to the LORD  about his situation  in Psalm 39:5-9, David said,

Behold,  You have made my days as handbreadths,
And my lifetime  as nothing  in Your sight.
Surely  every man  at his best  is a mere breath.
Surely  every man walks about as a phantom;
Surely  they make  an uproar  for nothing;
He amasses riches  and does not know  who will gather them.

And now,  Lord,  for what  do I wait?
My hope  is in You.
Deliver me  from all my transgressions;
Make me not  the reproach  of the foolish.
I have become mute,  I do not open my mouth,
Because it is You  who have done it.

David realized  that our lifetime  is so very short  in God’s eyes  that it is  “as nothing  in Your sight”.     David did his best  to be a  “man  at his best”,  just because he truly revered  and honored the LORD.     But,  no matter who we are,  we are  “a mere breath”.     In contrast,  the people  of the world totally disregard  the fact  that they are  nothing but  “a mere breath”.     David says  they amass  “riches”  and do  “not know  who will gather them”.

Their whole goal  is to get rich  and have a lot of stuff.     But,  when they die,  they have no real clue  who will get  all their stuff.     Their whole life  was wasted  in  “an uproar  for nothing”.     David surely did not want  to be like that.     David’s hope was  in the LORD.     He knew  God is the only one who could “deliver” him  from all his  “transgressions”.     That’s what really counts.     We don’t want  to be dragging  all our sins down  into the grave  with us.

So,  when David faced the evil people  of this world,  who were trying  to do him in,  he kept his mouth shut,  “Because it is  You  who have done it.”     David realized  that God  was allowing  these onslaughts  in his life  as a test  to make him stronger  in faith,  hope,  and love.     David really wanted  to become stronger  in faith,  hope,  and love,  so he kept his mouth shut  and let God do His work  of sanctification.

We also need  to realize the shortness  of our lives  and how very important  it is to grow  in God’s grace now  —  before this  “mere breath”  is gone  and we have to face eternity.     Trusting God’s wisdom  and love,  we say,  “Hallelujah!     LORD,  thank You  for delivering us  from all our transgressions.”

Love,
Margaret

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Handel’s Hallelujah Chorus

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Handel’s Hallelujah Chorus by the Yupiq Eskimo village of Quinhagak, Alaska

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The LORD  made this day, let us rejoice  and be glad  in Him.

Psalm 118:24

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The word of the LORD is tried;

He is a shield  to all  who take refuge  in Him.

Psalm 18:30

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Sing for joy  in the LORD,  O you righteous ones;

Praise is becoming  to the upright.

Psalm 33:1

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How blessed are those  who dwell  in Thy house!

They are ever praising Thee.

Psalm 84:4

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Just as a father  has compassion  on his children,

So the LORD  has compassion  on those who fear Him.

Psalm 103:13

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O give thanks  to the LORD,  for He is good;

For His lovingkindness  is everlasting.

Psalm 107:1

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Glory in His holy name;

Let the heart  of those who seek the LORD  be glad.

Psalm 105:3

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Not that I have already obtained it,  or have already  become perfect, but I press on  in order that  I may  lay hold  of that for which also  I was laid hold of  by Christ Jesus.

Philippians 3:12

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