Birthdays. Today is mine. I think we all like our birthdays. We get a chance to see who likes us and perhaps who our friends are. A little attention is given to us by those who love us. Even a little more telling on the kind of person we might be. It should drive us to worship and praise to God. Even the Psalmist says:
13 For You formed my inward parts;
You covered me in my mother’s womb.
14 I will praise You, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made;
Marvelous are Your works,
And that my soul knows very well.
15 My frame was not hidden from You,
When I was made in secret,
And skillfully wrought in the lowest parts of the earth.
16 Your eyes saw my substance, being yet unformed.
And in Your book they all were written,
The days fashioned for me,
When as yet there were none of them. (PS 139)
It is amazing that God has made each person. I think that is why we ought to be moved to worship. To praise Him for His marvelous works. I am amazed at everything God does. As He as given me breath, life, and godliness. He has appointed my times, numbered my days, and set the boundaries of my dwelling. And though we grow old He does not. Though we tire He endures forever. Let me admonish you that on your birthday that you would be mindful of our God. Let Ecclesiastes 12:13 a fitting close for the 13 on this matter.
Let us hear the conclusion of the whole matter:
Fear God and keep His commandments,
For this is man’s all.