How are you? How is your week going? Have you been numbering your days?
I remember many times as a young boy asking my parents how much money
was left in our bank account. The Lord always provided for our family,
and my parents did a great job of being a good steward of the little
money that we had. Even as a young boy, I was anxious about our family
not having enough money. I would ask my parents about the status of
our bank account, because I was numbering our dollars.
Some of us are really good at numbering our dollars. Others of us are
great at numbering our possessions. Maybe it’s numbering our
accomplishments. Maybe it’s numbering the years of school we have left
or numbering the days till the weekend or our vacation.
Our psalm this past Sunday called us to number our days. The author,
Moses, called us to number our days, because our lives are so short
compared to our everlasting God. We saw through the psalm that our
lives are short because of sin. Sin came into the world, and along
with sin, death came into the world. Because we do not have much time
left here on this side of eternity, we are called to number our days
to use every moment to live for God’s glory.
Some of us are great at numbering our days, because we fear death. Or
we fear losing our loved ones. However, the Bible calls us to not fear
death if we are in Christ. Instead, we are called to number our days
for the purpose of using every moment for His Glory and Kingdom.
How is this possible? How can we live faithfully, numbering our days?
It’s because we know that the God whose days have no number became a
man whose days were numbered. It was numbered from the very beginning,
and His birth had His death in mind. His name is Jesus, and the death
He died was the death that was for us. Because of His death, we don’t
have to fear death. Because of His death, we know we will live
forevermore. Because of His death, we can number our days and make
every moment count for His glory and kingdom.
Take some time this week and meditate through Psalm 90 again. Remember
our AWE-SOME, everlasting God. Remember our numbered days. And let us
live in faith and obedience through Christ!
See you all on Sunday for Lord’s Day Worship. We will partake of the
Lord’s Table, so please do prepare your hearts for it.
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