the job of humanity

“How frail is humanity! How short is life, and how full of trouble! Like a flower, we blossom for a moment and then wither. Like the shadow of a passing cloud, we quickly disappear.” ~ Job 14:1-2

Beset with all sorts of suffering imaginable (aggravated by insensitive words of friends), Job sees clearly what many of us refuse or have difficulty understanding: our frail, full-of-trouble, and fleeting humanity. Now what to do with this blink-of-an-eye existence, this tumultuous bleep in eternity? Moses, another ancient man of God who also was not a stranger to suffering, prayed, “Teach us to number our days aright, so we may gain a heart of wisdom.”

Father, guide and be glorified with this one life.


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