~Psalm 39:4 LORD, make me to know mine end, and the measure of my days, what it [is; that] I may know how frail I [am].
I’ve written about this topic before and wasn’t going to cover it again. However, the Lord impressed upon me the need for people to realize that each moment we have is a gift from the Him! What we do with God’s gift of time is up to us! We can either take His gift and hide it or take His gift and share it!
~Psalm 68:19 Blessed [be] the Lord, [who] daily loadeth us [with benefits, even] the God of our salvation. Selah.
If you knew the day and hour you were going to die, would you live your life differently? In today’s text, the Psalmist prays that God would make him aware of how precious each day is and how frail life truly is. What a good prayer indeed! If we knew just when we would be leaving this earth, we would surely make each minute count! I dare say we would not waste our time with the trivial things of life.
I challenge you to number your days this morning. The Scripture says in Psalm 90:10 that 70 years is an “average” number for the length of our days – some more, some less. So number your days and see how many you have left. It is an eye opener! It’s especially poignant when you find that more days are in your past than in your future!
Centering our lives around God and His work should be a priority in our lives. Since we do not know the hour that we will leave this earth, don’t you think it’s vital that we put our efforts in furthering Christ’s work begun over 2,000 years ago? It’s so important for us to make the Lord the center of all things in our lives. After all, it’s what revolves around Jesus Christ that will follow us into eternity, Amen? The moment I was born again, my path toward Heaven began. I was no longer heading down the path to destruction and Hell! Eternity is a very long time, friend. What things in your life will you be embarrassed about when you enter eternity? What things in your life now will you delight over in eternity? Will you have many tears? (Revelation 7:17, Revelation 21:4)
My thoughts were led to Hebrews 10:25 as I thought about how I’m spending my “threescore and ten” …
~Hebrews 10:25 Not forsaking the assembling of ourselves together, as the manner of some [is]; but exhorting [one another]: and so much the more, as ye see the day approaching.
I do so love to go to church and get together with those who love the Lord as I do! It’s so encouraging to see the faces of those bus kids – the Senior Saints – and all those who come seeking to be fed, worship and to fellowship! But as we see the coming of the Lord Jesus Christ fast approaching, the more we should want to be busy for His cause! Matthew 28:19-20 contains our marching orders and what is expected of us. Our threescore and ten should be filled with learning how, growing in the Lord, and achieving these orders – and so much the more, as we see the day approaching!
Make use of each day as if it were your last. You can be sure that harsh words would be left unsaid; precious moments with loved ones would become a high priority; one would find that spending countless hours at work is not really that important. Time is short – time is precious – time is God-given! What will you do with your threescore and ten? These are truly thoughtful ponderings! “LORD, make me to know mine end, and the measure of my days…”
The picture above was taken by a sweet Christian lady, Connie Wentworth and used here with her permission. Her pictures are mostly taken in the State of Maine and depict God’s glorious creation! Thank you, Connie, for allowing me this opportunity to use your work!