Today is my 34th birthday. I am thankful to the Lord of life, my God and King, that He has graciously brought me to this point in my life! Pray with me that should He graciously give me 34 more years, or however much time He gives me, I would use it all well for His glory and the good of His people!
“We see with what ardor everyone pursues his own fancies, while hardly one in a hundred deigns to spend half an hour in the day in seeking the knowledge of God. And there is also another evil, a false opinion, which proceeds from pride – that to know God is a common thing… nay, were a hundred lives given us, this one thing would be sufficient to engage all our attention.” John Calvin, Commentary on Jeremiah, 9:23
“O God, from my youth you have taught me, and I still proclaim your wondrous deeds. So even to old age and gray hairs, O God, do not forsake me, until I proclaim your might to another generation, your power to all those to come. Your righteousness, O God, reaches the high heavens. You who have done great things, O God, who is like you? You who have made me see many troubles and calamities will revive me again; from the depths of the earth you will bring me up again.” Psalm 71:17-20
“Search me, O God, and know my heart! Try me and know my thoughts! And see if there be any grievous way in me, and lead me in the way everlasting!” Psalm 139:23-24
I enjoyed your paragraph of personal commentary! 🙂 Then, a really neat commentary by John Calvin! AND, good Scriptures upon which to contemplate!! Thank you!
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