THROUGH THE BIBLE IN THREE YEARS
A young soldier was praying in the chapel.
A chaplain walked up next to him and asked, "Young man, may I help you?"
The young soldier looked up and said, "No, Sir. I'm already being helped!"
12 Hear my prayer, O LORD, and give ear unto my cry; hold not thy peace at my tears:
for I am a stranger with thee, and a sojourner, as all my fathers were.
13 O spare me, that I may recover strength, before I go hence, and be no more.
Sin saps the strength of a person and shortens his lifespan (verse 13).
It is because of sin that man is condemned to physically die.
God does not desire that the sinner remain in a weakened physical state due to sin.
That is why God, in loving kindness, removed Adam and Eve from the Garden of Eden when they sinned.
He did not want them to eat also of the "Tree of Life" and remain in a sinful state forever.
Then God introduced the plan for man to pray for salvation.
By confessing sin and surrendering to Christ, a man can be restored to a right relationship with God.
Ps 86:5 says, “For thou, Lord, art good, and ready to forgive; and plenteous in mercy unto all them that call upon thee.”
And then, one day, God will restore that person to an IMMORTAL state and he can live WITHOUT sin, and WITH God!
Then, God introduced prayer for saved sinners.
After a person is surrendered to Christ, God hears the sinner praying and begging for deliverance.
1 John 1:9 says, "If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness."
He continues to forgive our sins.
He continues to grant us peace with Him.
And He continues to give us strength by which we are able to cope with every circumstance we face.
Yes, Life is brief.
Life is uncertain - we do not know the number of our days.
And life full of difficulties.