Psalm 103:13-18 – As a father shows compassion to his children, so the LORD shows compassion to those who fear him. 14 For he knows our frame; he remembers that we are dust. 15 As for man, his days are like grass; he flourishes like a flower of the field; 16 for the wind passes over it, and it is gone, and its place knows it no more. 17 But the steadfast love of the LORD is from everlasting to everlasting on those who fear him, and his righteousness to children’s children, 18 to those who keep his covenant and remember to do his commandments.
Woodland sunflowers backlit by the setting sun. Sugarcreek Metropark, Bellbrook, Ohio.
The wildflowers of late summer fade and die and soon get covered by the snows of winter. Today’s passage from Psalm 103 reminds us that we are “like a flower of the field,” flourishing for a time, but soon returning to the dust. Thankfully those who are in Christ, those who fear the Lord, are assured of “the steadfast love of the LORD [that] is from everlasting to everlasting.”
Life is short and uncertain, but to know and love Jesus has eternal significance. If you know him, then strive daily to draw closer to him through prayer, devotion, and study of his Word. If you are uncertain, or do not know him, I would challenge you to seek him out today.
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