- I think I have lots of time and my day may even go well, but suddenly the day ends and I cannot bring that day back. Did I redeem the time? Ephesians 5:16 Redeeming the time, because the days are evil. Did I walk circumspectly? Ephesians 5:15 See then that ye walk circumspectly, not as fools, but as wise,
- On the other hand, you may think life is going so well. You are getting lots done and doing so many things that you never thought possible, but you have never turned to the Lord for salvation. You think everything is OK and that you are OK. 1 John 1:6 If we say that we have fellowship with him, and walk in darkness, we lie, and do not the truth: Then suddenly, it is dark. Suddenly your beautiful day ended. And you ended up in darkness, alone and without Christ; without hope of eternity in heaven.
- Each day I realize more and more what a vapor life is and how important it is to walk with the Lord for today could be my last. Friend, are you ready for eternity? And if you are, are you living each moment to count for eternity? Don't let darkness sneak up on you unawares. James 4:14 Whereas ye know not what shall be on the morrow. For what is your life? It is even a vapour, that appeareth for a little time, and then vanisheth away.
Adam Clarke's Commentary on the Bible
If her father had but spit in her face - This appears to have been done only in cases of great provocation on the part of the child, and strong irritation on the side of the parent. Spitting in the face was a sign of the deepest contempt. See Job 30:10; Isa 50:6; Mr 14:65. In a case where a parent was obliged by the disobedient conduct of his child to treat him in this way, it appears he was banished from the father's presence for seven days. If then this was an allowed and judged case in matters of high provocation on the part of a child, should not the punishment be equally severe where the creature has rebelled against the Creator? Therefore Miriam was shut out of the camp for seven days, and thus debarred from coming into the presence of God her father, who is represented as dwelling among the people. To a soul who knows the value and inexpressible blessedness of communion with God, how intolerable must seven days of spiritual darkness be! But how indescribably wretched must their case be who are cast out into outer darkness, where the light of God no more shines, and where his approbation can no more be felt for ever! Reader, God save thee from so great a curse!