Wednesday, March 7, 2007
Make Every Day Count
So teach us to number our days, that we may gain a heart of wisdom.
It is hard to explain when someone’s life has been cut short, when someone who is relatively young dies. We expected them to live a much longer life. But who is to say that it was not the appointed time for them to go? Who is to say that it was not the exact length of life that God had preordained for them from the very beginning?
That is why we want to make every day count. The Bible says, “Teach us to number our days, that we may gain a heart of wisdom” (Psalm 90:12). Or to paraphrase, “Lord, help us to realize our lives can end on any day, so let’s use them wisely.” We don’t know when our day will come.
When God calls you home, you are going home. You can live on vitamin C, zinc, and Echinacea. You can drink green tea, and avoid all the toxins you can, but when your number is up, your number is up.
On the other hand, you will be around until God is done with you. You are not going to go before your time. You may or may not be the healthiest person, but you will live to the time that God has appointed for you.
Worrying isn’t going to extend our lives. At the same time, we are not to take foolish risks and tempt the Lord.
We can be assured that we are here until God is done with us. As the apostle Paul said, “For to me, to live is Christ, and to die is gain” (Philippians. 1:20). So let’s make the most of the lives God has given us. Let’s live life to the fullest.
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