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Psalm 39 is a beautiful prayer of petition and confession. David seeks both wisdom and forgiveness from the Lord. The entire prayer is powerful, but this morning I was drawn to verse 4: “Lord, make me to know my end, and what is the measure of my days. That I may know how frail I am.” He continues this thought on the frailty of men in verse 5, with these words: “Certainly every man at his best state is but vapor.” David recognized his dependency upon God for every breath and every moment of life, and so should we!

In verse 7, David writes: “And now, Lord, what do I wait for? My hope is in You.” Our only hope for understanding and forgiveness is found in the love and grace of our amazing God! Do not allow the busyness of the season to cause you to lose sight of the reason for the season! We celebrate Christ, God’s gift of Revelation and Redemption, on Christmas morning! We rejoice in Jesus, Who hung on the tree for our sins, more than the wrapped gifts under the tree! Merry CHRISTmas to you all!

Serving in love, Bro. Jim Muston


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