Job 14:5 Our time on earth is brief; the number of our days is already decided by you.
Every man has been allotted a number of days here on earth.
As much as we would like to believe and convince ourselves that we are here to stay, the bible is contrary to that thought or idea.
Scripture declares that the number of our days on earth is already known by God and that none of us will live one minute beyond the time that God has already given each one of us.
None of us know what the future holds. None of us know our number of days here on earth, only God.
Even if we lived to be 100 or even 200 years, what are those years in comparison to eternity.
How are you living out the days that God has numbered for you? What are you doing with your time? Are you wasting it by making unwise decisions or is your life producing fruit that will multiply in the kingdom of God?
We all need to understand that the days of our lives are fleeting. We are born, we live and then we die.
Man's days are numbered but God is from everlasting to everlasting.
We are exhorted in Ephesians 5:15-17 See then that you walk carefully, not as fools, but as wise men. 16 making the most of the time because the days are evil. 17 therefore, do not be unwise, but understand what the will of the Lord is.
Learning to number our days and knowing that they are short is wise.
A fool despises wisdom and instruction.
The foolish and unbelieving person thinks that life will go on forever. There is always plenty of time for the man who doesn't know God. He will one day repent and believe, but not right now while it is yet day because he or she has convinced themselves that they have plenty of time and more good time with the world to be gotten.
Have you ever given thought to these things? What is the number of your days? What will be the day of my last breath? When my last breath is drawn, will I have lived my life as one wise or foolish? When life on this side is over, where will I spend eternity?
Scripture declares in Hebrews 9:27 As it is appointed for men to die once, but after this comes the judgment.
If our hope is in Christ Jesus, we are hoping in God' s eternal and unfailing love. Alive or dead, we are with the Lord. For the believer, to be absent from the body is to be present with the Lord.
If you have not been living your days here on earth as wise, but as foolish, I urge, beg and plea with you on today that you would incline your ear unto wisdom that is only found in the Word of God. I can only hope and pray that your prayer too is "Lord, teach me to number my days".
None of us will escape death, for it is an appointment that we all will keep. It can not be cancelled nor avoided for it can only be kept.
Remember, only what we do for Christ will last. Everything else will be left behind.
I want to leave you with this thought. All of the days that God has appointed to each of us comes to us by the mercy of God. We do not deserve them and we can do nothing to earn them.
If you have been taking the days of your life for granted, I pray that today would be a day of new beginnings for you. A day in which you will begin to number your days and apply wisdom to your heart through prayer and the Word of God.
Remember: All our days are numbered and you nor I know when that number cease to be.
Seek wisdom on today. Seek God. Seek Him while He may be found; call upon Him while He is near.