Gone Like Rainbows | Learning to love more like Jesus …
Thus, in ;"As for man, his days are as grass;As a flower of the field, so he flourisheth;For the wind passeth over it and it is gone,And the place thereof shall know it no more."So in ; a passage which is evidently referred to by Peter in this place:"The voice said, Cry.And he said, What shall Icry?All flesh is grass,And all the goodliness thereof is as the flower of the field.The grass withereth,The flower fadeth,When the wind of Jehovah bloweth upon it:continued...24.
Man has a vivid glory, but of a fading sort
It comes through
the theological virtues of faith, hope, and love.
All four kinds of light are represented by the letters A-D, in Psalms 19:1-7...
Psalms 19:1, "The heavens declare the glory of GOD; and the firmament showeth His handiwork."
For those who have eyes to see His Glory and His handiwork, they are those who have wisdom and (C).
Psalms 19:2, "Day unto day uttereth speech, and night unto night showeth knowledge."
This verse gives us physical light of day (A) in the first part, and the light of knowledge (B) in the second part.
Psalms 19:3, "There is no speech nor language, where their voice is not heard."
Psalms 19:4, "Their line is gone out through all the earth, and their words to the end of the world."
Psalms 19:5, "In them he has set a tabernacle for the sun, which is as a bridegroom coming out of his chamber and rejoiceth as a strong man to run a race."
Psalms 19:6 "His going forth is from the end of the heaven, and his circuit unto the ends of it: and there is nothing hid from the heat thereof."
Psalms 19:7, "The law of the Lord is perfect, converting the soul: the testimony of the Lord is sure, making wise the simple."
This verse is an example of the light of GOD (D) making all things clear.
These seven verses of Psalms 19 also present to us an abundance of images for which we should not let pass without gleaning the full richness of them.
(vs1) The first verse again relates the glory of GOD to the heavens and thereby to the sun which exists in the heavens.
(vs2) The second verse relates to the sun again as "day unto day".
(vs3-4) The third and fourth verses are a description of the Catholic Church, a prefigurement of Matthew 28:19-20 and Acts 1:8, where all that we have been taught is spread to all nations for all time until the end of the world.
The Father's desire is not merely to produce babes in Christ; He is also looking for mature sons who will bring His glory to a needy world. The life of Christ is formed in us through "travail," and travail involves suffering and sorrow. So, this is why Paul mentions that "our present sufferings are not worth comparing with the glory that will be revealed in us" (Rom. 8:18 NIV). That travail will bring forth that glory... The concept of giving birth to Christ's life in a spiritual sense is a glorious hope set before us. It refers to a level of spiritual maturity where we become channels through which the fullness of His life flows to others. This is a theme that is repeated many times throughout the Bible. This is why the Bible refers so often to travail, intercession, and giving birth.