Psalm 90:12-Teach us to number each of our days so that we may grow in wisdom.
This Psalm was written by Moses, one of God's great servants. Moses is requesting God’s help to more wisely use his time for God’s glory.
Today we are being called to recognize how few our days are here on earth. Life is short! The Apostle James metaphorically describes our life this way in James 4:14-life is a vapor. A mist, a fog, steam from a boiling pot that last for a moment and then it's gone.
As much as we would like to believe it to be so, the truth of the matter is we did not come here to earth to stay. Earth is our place of preparation for eternity.
In knowing that life is short and our time here on earth is limited, we must seek the wisdom of God on how to live out our short days here on earth. Let's use money as an example. You can either waste it or invest it. The same applies to life.
Wars and rumors of wars, famines, earthquakes, diseases, false teachers, false prophets, persecution, homicide suicide, crime, sex drugs, etc. are all signs that life is short.
Everyday we see and hear about death all around us in the headlines of our newspapers, radios and on the internet.. How much longer we have to live? We do not know, but one thing we do know for sure and that is "life is short" and we are not here to stay.
Pray and ask God to allow you to see the perilous of times in which we now live so that we may now begin to apply our hearts to His wisdom.
One thing that is guaranteed for all of us and that is physical death. None of us will escape it! How we have spent our days here on earth will determine our eternal destination. Therefore, it is imperative that we learn to number our days and use them wisely. Not wise in our own eyes, but wise according to scripture. Proverbs 14:12- There is a way that seems right to a man, but its end is the way to death. Death here speaks of eternal separation from God.
Regardless of what your age may be, your economic status, your status in society or even in the church, you can make the rest of your life the best of your life with Divine Wisdom that only comes from God. If the only thing that really matters is where we spend eternity, then we are to make seeking God's divine wisdom our number one priority.
Contrary to what you might have heard or have been lead to believe, but life is not over at death, life just begins. We transition from temporary to eternal.
Hebrews 9:27 - Just as people are destined to die once, an after that to face judgment.
O Lord, teach us to number our days so that we may apply our hearts unto wisdom! Lord, you have been our dwelling place throughout all generations, so teach us to number our days so that we may receive a wise heart.
What would you do different today if you knew that you were to die tomorrow? Would you start searching God's Word today for the assurance that you need? Would you start praying to God with fervency and urgency? Would you make peace and express deep affection for your spouse, family and friends?
What would you do? Would you hit the "off" button on the radio or television, and tune your ears, eyes and hearts into God's Word that is found in His Bible for the help you need in getting saved?. Would you confess and express your love to God, and ask for His mercy and forgiveness? Or, would you continue in procrastination and deceitful operation? What will you do? Will you get it right with God and do it now? Will you get your earthly house in order?
The question to be answered on today is when our time come to die, will be able to say that we too have numbered our days and have seeked God's wisdom to live them out?
If you have not been careful in how you have been living. If you have been living foolishly and not wise, ask God to give you His wisdom, in hopes that you too may learn to number your days.
Job 14:5-God has numbered our days the days of our lives. God alone knows how many years we will live and we are not given a minute longer. In other words, our time is in God's hands, not man, not self, but God's hands. Psalm 31:15-The course of my life is in your hands.
With your divine guidance Oh Lord, we will daily learn to number our days. We will strive to live daily in Your wisdom and your way for our lives.
We need divine wisdom! Divine wisdom is the seeing what is most important to God for us and then living according to it because our numbered days here on earth are as a sleep that is soon interrupted by morning.
Lord teach us to number our days so that we may grow in your wisdom. Teach us your way oh Lord. Help us to remember that life is just a vapor and it is important to you how we live it.
Thank you Lord for giving us another opportunity to be wise in knowing that our days are numbered so that we may use those days to fulfill your will and purpose for our lives.
Let us not be wise in our own eyes, but wise through the lense of your Gospel Lord.
If you have seeking your own wisdom, I urge you on today to seek the wisdom of God for time will be over for you before you know realize it.
Do not let it be said that you lived according to your own wisdom and missed God! Oh what a day of everlasting mourning would that be for you.
God bless and do tell the Lord thank you for divine wisdom in teaching us to number our days.
I love you all.
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