Harvest Daily with Greg Laurie - Oct. 2, 2006
Right with God
Since his days are determined, the number of his months is with You; You have appointed his limits, so that he cannot pass.
The Bible says our days are numbered, which means there is a day coming (we don’t know when) when we are out of here. We can worry about that, or we can simply trust that God knows when that day is. It doesn’t mean we take foolish chances or put our lives at risk unnecessarily. But it does mean we recognize the fact that our lives belong to God. They are in His hands.
This is a very comforting thought, because it means that until God is finished with us, nothing will happen to us. That’s great to know. But it also means when our number is up, it is up. When that day comes, there is nothing we can do to turn the clock back.
So what are we to do? As Christians, to live is Christ and to die is gain, as the apostle Paul says (see Philippians 1:21). So we should thank God for each new day, thank Him for the opportunities He provides, for the blessings He gives us, and for our family and friends. Then we should be available and willing to serve Him in whatever plans He has for us.
God values you. He loves you. But if death came for you today, would you be ready? If not, you would face a certain judgment. That is the last thing God wants to happen to you. That is why He sent Jesus to die on the cross and shed His blood for every sin you have ever committed.
Only the person who says, “To live is Christ” can then say, “To die is gain.” That is a person whose soul is right with God.
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