We Fly Away! | Psalm 90:7-12
Today's Passage: Psalm 90:7-12
Key Verse: Psalm 90:12
Teach us to number our days, that we may gain a heart of wisdom.
In today's passage, Moses calls for a time of reflection. Our lives, Moses says, "quickly pass, and we fly away." He calls us to consider the brevity of our time on earth. The brevity of life is humbling. C. H. Spurgeon wrote that as people "look into the grave which is soon to be their bed, their passions cool in the presence of mortality . . . "
This solemn reflection about our days on earth allows us to "gain a heart of wisdom." Foolish living focuses only on today and seeks to satisfy immediate desires with instant pleasures. An understanding that our days are ordained by God with no guarantee of tomorrow leads us to invest in things that have eternal value - things that will outlive us.
Wise living comes from the wise investment of our time, gifts and money. One day we will leave all these things behind, but if we use them wisely our investments will continue to pay off. It's not about leaving an inheritance; it's all about leaving a legacy.
Father, we pray with Moses, please teach us to number our days aright. In Jesus' name. Amen.
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