"As for man, his days are like grass; he flourishes like a flower of the field;
for the wind passes over it, and it is gone,
and its place knows no more.
But the steadfast love of the LORD
is from everlasting to everlasting
on those who fear him,"
"How vast the contrast between the fading flower and the everlasting God! How wonderful that His mercy should link our frailty with HIs eternity and make us everlasting too! From old eternity the LORD viewed His people as objects of mercy, and as such chose them to become partakers of His grace; the doctrine of eternal election is most delightful to those who have light to see it and love wherewith to accept it. It is a theme for deepest thought and highest joy"