Psalm 139:16 NASB
King David wasn’t afraid of being real. No fantasies for him when it came to God. David knew God Almighty through revelation. The boy pondered the night sky as he recalled the events of the day. Then, as a man, he considered the ways of a woman. (1 Chronicles 3 names his seven wives: Ahinoam of Jezreel, Abigail the Carmel, Maachah the daughter of King Talmai of Geshur, Haggith, Abital, Eglah and Bath-shua (Bathsheba) the daughter of Ammiel.) With ten sons, at least one daughter, a number of wars and a kingdom to rule; I am sure King David thought about reality a lot. David was real.
“Your eyes have seen my unformed substance;
And in Your book were all written
The days that were ordained for me,
When as yet there was not one of them.”
It seems to me that humankind does a lot of needless struggling. Vainly expending their life, attempting to extend it, rather than living without fear. The number of our days are written in God’s book. He wrote them down before we were born. Nothing we can do to change that reality. If we act foolishly our foolishness was known when that number was written. Wisdom tells us not to tempt the Lord. Our days are ordained, but if our faith is real, like David’s, we can live without fear of expiration.
I cannot imagine the many different circumstances my readers are experiencing. But this I know, anyone with faith in Christ should not fear meeting Him. So, my advice is to live life without fear of what could happen. We know what that will be, we will meet Jesus face to face. (Living without fear is not my advice to anyone abusing God’s grace.) The born of the Spirit Christian life is a gift that will go on forever. What matters, in the time we have been given, is that we exhibit the love of Christ. That is what prepares us to meet Him. “….. faith working through love.” (Galatians 5:6 NASB)