“Day By Day”

Posted: February 2, 2019 in Billy Pietsch, Salvation, Songs

When faced with a crisis situation, to whom or what do you turn? If you live long enough, you will face trials, tests, and hardships in life just like all the rest of us (1 Corinthians 10:13). They might come from life changing incidents or unpleasant people, but they will come. It is written – “… man is born unto trouble, as the sparks fly upward” (Job 5:7). One Christian author wrote –

Day by day and with each passing moment,
Strength I find to meet my trials here;
Trusting in my Father’s wise bestowment,
I’ve no cause for worry or for fear.
He whose heart is kind beyond all measure
Gives unto each day what He deems best–
Lovingly, its part of pain and pleasure,
Mingling toil with peace and rest.”

Carolina Sandell Berg

Last Day. It’s important that we treat each day as though it might be our last day on earth, or the last day of someone we love. Why? Our lives are like a vapor that appears for a little while and then it vanishes away (James 4:14). Here today; gone tomorrow.

Weep. We can identify with those who have had parents pass away and with parents who have had a child taken from them as we did when our 38 year old son, Bill was called home to heaven several years ago. [1] Carolina Sandell Berg’s father was a Pastor in Sweden. She was close to him and spent much time in her father’s study as she grew up. One day, when she was 26 years old, she and her father were taking a boat trip to Goteborg in Sweden. While on deck, the boat lurched and her father fell overboard. The crew wasn’t able to save his life.

Result. This incident was instrumental in her writing this song as she thought about God’s comforting presence and the One who would never leave or forsake her (Hebrews 13:5). She went on to write –

Ev’ry day the Lord Himself is near me
With a special mercy for each hour;
All my cares He fain would bear, and cheer me,
He whose name is Counselor and Pow’r.
The protection of His child and treasure
Is a charge that on Himself He laid;
“As thy days, thy strength shall be in measure,”
This the pledge to me He made.

“Help me then in eve’ry tribulation
So to trust Thy promises, O Lord,
That I lose not faith’s sweet consolation
Offered me within Thy holy Word.
Help me, Lord, when toil and trouble meeting,
E’er to take, as from a father’s hand,
One by one, the days, the moments fleeting,
Till I reach the promised land.”

Sooner or later, all of us will leave the stage called “life.” All of us will give an account of ourselves to God for the things we did in life (Hebrews 9:27; Romans 14:12). Our works will determine our pleasure in heaven or our degree of suffering in the lake of fire with the devil and his angels (1 Corinthians 3:11-15; 2 Corinthians 5:10; Matthew 25:30, 41, 46; Revelation 20:11-15).

Deliverance from the lake of fire to heaven is not based on our works (Ephesians 2:8, 9; Titus 3:5). It is granted to everyone who places his/her faith in the Lord Jesus Christ who died for our sins…and rose again bodily on the third day (Acts 16::31; 1 Corinthians 15:3, 4). Have you done this yet? Are you relying on your good works, or your faith plus your good works, or in Christ alone to save you? You can know and believe the facts of the Gospel, and still not be saved (1 Corinthians 15:2; James 2:19). True believers can have assurance of their salvation (1 John 5:13; Romans 8:16; John 3:16, 18, 36; 5:24; 10:28, 29).

Assistance. We’re here to help those who would like additional information and who are teachable and willing to change. We can be reached through our website: www.kelseypeach.com. We also have additional material at www.kelseypeach.wordpress.com. Join us for Facebook and Youtube Bible studies.

[1] Our Son’s Death. https://kelseypeach.wordpress.com/2016/04/16/the-death-of-our-son-2/

[2] Story – https://www.godtube.com/popular-hymns/day-by-day-and-with-each-passing-moment/

[3] “Day By Day,” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lNVCcph6cnI

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AzrhqjzQCi4

[4] Dr. Manfred Kober, Do We Really Know The Gospel?” https://www.faith.edu/1993/02/do-we-really-know-the-gospel/

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