Vapor

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Our lives are important.

What we do every day is important.

Every minute.

Every hour.

God has given us time to spend.

May we have the wisdom to spend it wisely….

 

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Yet

you do not know

what your life

will be like

tomorrow.

You are

just a vapor

that appears

for a little while

and then

vanishes away.

—James 4:14

 

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Vanished From the Human Race

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Help, Lord, for no one is faithful anymore;
    those who are loyal have vanished from the human race.
 Everyone lies to their neighbor;
    they flatter with their lips
    but harbor deception in their hearts.

—Psalm 12:1-2

Does this sound like a prayer that you might hear right now, today?

Newspapers, magazines, internet.

Television.

Radio.

Alarming reports of crime, violence and dishonesty are an everyday occurrence.

Does it seem possible that these words were penned over two thousand years ago?

The human condition after Adam and Eve’s decision to disobey God has always been tainted by sin.

Yet, there are times and the there are the people of those times who have chosen to be faithful.

They have chosen to be loyal.

They have chosen a path of honesty.

Their hearts have been a place of transparency and truth.

Even though “things” may seem bad in the world, we can pray.

We can be encouraged that God hears us and that there are still those alive today who are choosing to follow Him.

Faithfully.

Loyally.

Truthfully.

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