The frailty of life involves the makeup of man and his association with others; with frailty being physical, mental, or moral weakness of resolution.
Life is the course of human events and activities; with the granting of life which God imparted to man making him a living soul! Scripture reveals: God formed man of the dust of the ground and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and man become a living soul (Genesis 2:7).
The frailty of life becomes more noticeable in a world that is fast becoming as the pre-Flood days of Noah. Scripture reveals the nature of that time: God saw that the wickedness of man was great in the earth (pre-Flood days of Noah), and that every imagination of man was great in the earth, and that every imagination (intent) of the thoughts of his heart was only evil continually. And it repented the Lord (was sorry) that he had made man on the earth, and it grieved him at his heart (Genesis 6:5-6).
It was noted that when humans become so evil, that every thought and imagination of the human mind and heart was only evil continually, God decided to destroy from the earth the humans (with exception of Noah and his family) He had created; to give life and take away life are both within God’s authority!
We are seeing devastation exceeding the normality of life globally due to man forsaking God; no longer looking to Him as Provider and Protector! Nations are ushering in the frailty of life to greater proportions; by the taking of life, prior to normal demise, through the slaughter of the innocent, including the killing of the unborn before entering into the world with no chance of life outside the womb!
ungodliness is becoming the norm, as in the case of the pre-Flood days of Noah, Sodom and Gomorrah, and
Babylon the hold of every foul spirit, allowing evil to reign rather than
Apostle Paul wrote: What agreement has the temple of God with idols (an intermixing)? For you (believers) are the temple of the living God, as God said, I will dwell in them (the righteous), and walk in them, and I will be their God, and they shall be my people.
Wherefore come out from among them (the ungodly), and be you separate saith the Lord, and touch not the unclean thing (ungodliness); and I will receive you. And will be a Father to you, and you shall be my sons and daughters, saith the Lord Almighty (2 Corinthians 6:16-18). Having therefore these promises, let us cleanse ourselves from all filthiness of the flesh (ungodliness) and spirit, perfecting holiness in the fear of God (2 Corinthians 7:1).
It was noted that a Christian should live a holy life that reflects the nature of God who saved him. He should separate himself from actions, influences, or people that will contaminate him. The Christian is to apply the biblical principles of separation. The frailty of life has shown a weakness, on the part of many, to apply a standard of godliness; through acceptance of a worldly attitude that has infiltrated the church, in many instances.
The Psalmist David cried out: Lord, make me to
know my end, and the measure of my days, what it is, that I may know how frail
I am (Psalm 39:4). Man often does not
know about the frailty of life in that he does not consider the nature of such;
especially at a younger age in life. David realized the frailty of life because of seemingly insurmountable
odds coming against him, thus turning to God to spare him.
David knew not how long, how many days, months, or years were available to him (though known by God), neither the duration of afflictions, nor the end of the mortal state of his life. Man’s allotted time can be shortened through the intervention of some who do not hold life sacred or cherished!
The frailty of life is expressed in many places in the Book of Psalms: My days are like the shadow that declines; and I am withered like grass (Psalm 102:11). Man is like to vanity (but a breath); his days are as a shadow that passes away (Psalm 144:4).
It was noted that the Psalmist realized the frailty of man; the shortness of his duration, his days fleeing away, with no more continuance than the shadow cast by the sun, which declines and is gone. He was speaking concerning the frailty of life; for the afflicted of all ages, who must rely totally on God for relief. He likened life as grass that in the morning flourishes, then is cut down at noon, and withers in the evening.
Job cried out: Remember, I beseech you that you have made me as clay; and will bring me into dust again (Job 10:9). The frailty of life, when turned over to God gives Him the power to mode and shape such a life (as a potter shaping clay) into a useful vessel; and in some cases longevity of life being extended, as that of Job.
If one chooses to ignore God’s creative power; the frailty of life comes into focus, with the possibility of shorting one’s life rather than prolonging earthly existence. Job knew that in God’s time he would return to dust from which he was taken.
The frailty of life is expressed by Apostle James: Whereas you know not what be on the morrow (tomorrow). For what is your life? It is even a vapor, that appears for a little time and then vanishes away (James 4:14). It was noted that whether there be a tomorrow or not, whether one should live till tomorrow; and if they should, they know not what tomorrow will bring forth, or what would happen.
No man can secure a day, an hour, a moment; nor can he foresee what will befall him today or tomorrow, for it is but a vapor that appears for a little time. Vapor rises out of the earth and expires as soon as it exists; or continues a very short time and soon returns from where it come. The allusion is the breath of man, which is in his nostrils, and is not to be accounted of, nor depended on.
Apostle John wrote: The world passes away, and the lust thereof; but he that does the will of God abides forever (1 John 2:17). It was noted that one generation goes, and another comes, new faces are continually appearing; the riches and honors of the world fading and perishing.
The lust also passes away, even the pleasure of lust itself, the pleasures of sin but for a season which at length brings a man to ruin and destruction. But he that does the will of God abides forever; to the one who loves God, and His Son (the Lord Jesus Christ), not the world, nor the things in it.
The love of God shall never depart from such an individual, who continues in Christ, out of which none can pluck him, in whom he abides forever. Scripture reveals: God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son (the Lord Jesus Christ), that whosoever believes in him, should not perish, but have everlasting life (John 3:16).
Apostle Paul wrote: Henceforth, walk not as others walk, in the vanity of their mind; having understanding darkened, being alienated from the life of God through (because of) the ignorance that is in them, because of the blindness (hardening) of their heart (Ephesians 4:17-18). It was noted that having the understanding darkened; is often accomplished by Satan and his cohorts, who blinds the minds of men; or sometimes it is the just Judgment of God.
Apostle Paul noted: As they did not like to retain God in their knowledge, God gave them over to a reprobate (debased) mind, to do those things which are not convenient (Romans 1:28); the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men, who hold (suppress) the truth in unrighteousness (Romans 1:18).
The mercy of God has been extended towards mankind; even in man’s vilest nature, but eventually God’s umbrella of protection is withdrawn, allowing certain events to unfold, in a desire to restore His people back to their original commitment!
I believe we are seeing a lowering of the protective hedge of God, as we see a withdrawing from former commitment to Him. Scripture gives the antidote towards renewal: If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land (2 Chronicles 7:14).
There is a Cultural Revolution taking place to undermine the godliness of man, to remove God from the scene, to allow totalitarian leadership. There is a movement to erase the past; to usher in the ungodliness of man. There is a movement to usher out the effectiveness of the Church, in its leadership role, by undermining its influence; by its acceptance of worldliness rather than holiness.
There is a movement to destroy Biblical marriage, approval of same-sex marriage, and a transgender influence that fails to recognize the God-given gender at birth. There is a movement towards ungodly leadership; to usher in an agenda that promotes the frailty of life of a godly and healthy environment.
Apostle Paul wrote: Be not deceived; God is not mocked, for whatsoever a man sows, that shall he also reap. For he that sows to the flesh shall of the flesh reap corruption; but he that sows to the Spirit shall of the Spirit reap life everlasting (Galatians 2:7-8). The frailty of life exists towards those who oppose God and His blessed Word. God did not allow it to happen in times past; nor will He allow it in the present, or future, but will deal with it in His time!
Scripture reveals: He is a merciful God; but also as a consuming fire (Hebrews 12:29). God is to be served acceptably, with reverence and godly fear, not to be cast aside, deemed as no longer necessary, or desired! Consequences for such thinking invites the Judgment of God being exercised towards a rebellious people!
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