Contend Earnestly: Number Your Days

Thursday, June 01, 2006

Number Your Days

Ps 90:12
"O teach us to number our days, that we may present to You a heart of wisdom."

Think on this: There is wisdom in contemplating and meditating on your own death. Psalm 90 is one of the oldest Psalms we have and it is a prayer of Moses. When have we ever asked the Lord to teach us to number our days? To be taught that this earthly life is limited. That it is brief. Firmly comprehending our death should and will have an immense impact on how we live our lives today. If we are able to number our days, then we can present a heart of wisdom to the Lord. What a prayer! Consider these thoughts:

Heb 9:27
"…it is appointed for men to die once and after this comes judgment"

Be prepared. There is only one way to be prepared for death, and that is through salvation that is found in Christ alone.

John 14:6
"I Am the way, the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father but by Me"

Once we are prepared, we are no longer to fear death.

1 Cor 15:54-57
"But when this perishable will have put on the imperishable, and this mortal will have put on immortality, then will come about the saying that is written, "DEATH IS SWALLOWED UP in victory. "O DEATH, WHERE IS YOUR VICTORY? O DEATH, WHERE IS YOUR STING?" The sting of death is sin, and the power of sin is the law; but thanks be to God, who gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ."

Spurgeon said that we are to live "life in such a way that any day would make a suitable top stone for life." Can you say that about your endeavors? What are we doing for the cause of Christ? Are even the mundane tasks done for His glory?

1 Cor 10:31
"Whether, then, you eat or drink or whatever you do, do all to the glory of God."

May we take time to consider our death, that our lives may be lived in full for the glory of the Savior.


Anonymous said...

It is also very easy to literally number your days as well.

10,873 days

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