5They shall fear thee as long as the sun and moon endure, throughout all generations.
6He shall come down like rain upon the mown grass: as showers that water the earth.
7In his days shall the righteous flourish; and abundance of peace so long as the moon endureth.
Moon is No More!
The New King James translation of the above verses is quite good.
5 They shall fear You
As long as the sun and moon endure,
Throughout all generations.
6 He shall come down like rain upon the grass before mowing,
Like showers that water the earth.
7 In His days the righteous shall flourish,
And abundance of peace,
Until the moon is no more.
(Psalm 72:5-7, New King James Version)
What a faithful God we serve; the psalmist reminds us that there will remain those faithful to God until the moon is no more! God's faithfulness will continue, as steadily as the rain upon the grass--as showers that water the earth. For the child of God, His faithfulness and peace will remain forever!
What happens when the moon if no more? Will that time ever really come? There are some things that we so take for granted that we rarely consider any alternative. Yet, do not even the scientists warn us of changes in the earthly weather pattern?
For the child of God, our peace, hope, and assurance rests in the Lord Jesus Christ. We are already familiar with the truth that our hope does not rest in this world. God is bigger than this world! We do not fear when the Bible tells us that a time will come when God will destroy this earth and will create a new heavens and a new earth.
However, it is important that we, as children of God, take the charge God has given to us seriously. He has not sent us here just to have a good life! He has sent us here to be a voice for Him. We know that Christ will return, perhaps very soon; we know that the world will not continue on indefinitely. What, then, are we doing to bring the knowledge of Christ to others?
As Christians we must first prepare ourselves by faithfully reading and studying the Word He has given to us, and we must continually nurture our personal relationship with Christ. We do that through our own quiet times with the Lord, but also by developing good relationships with other believers, and by finding a solid Bible church that God will use to minister to us.
As we prepare ourselves to learn and know that Bible, and to live it in our daily lives, God will use our lives as a testimony to others. Often, Christians are the only "Bible" that the world reads. As we face the struggles and difficulties of this life, we draw upon God's strength and help to aid us, and the world sees how we respond!
Tonight, as you look up into the sky and gaze upon the moon, remember that God is faithful, but the days of unbelievers coming to Christ will only continue until the moon is no more--and that day is coming!
God Bless You,