Live Knowing Your Days Are Numbered
Do you live knowing your days are numbered?
A close friend of my grandchildren recently died in a tragic sledding accident. His family and friends are suffering. In the blink of an eye, everything besides loved ones became meaningless. Everything faded in the light of eternity. In Psalm 39:4, David wrote: “Show me, Lord, my life’s end and the number of my days; let me know how fleeting my life is.” In Psalm 90:12 it says: “…teach us to number our days that we may get a heart of wisdom.”
This is not our home. We’re only passing through. The trivial things can distract you from living with purpose. So here are some tips: guard your heart. The Bible says: “Do not lay up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust destroy and where thieves break in and steal, but lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust destroys and where thieves do not break in and steal. For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.” (Matthew 6:19-20) Secondly, give. “Each one must give as he has decided in his heart, not reluctantly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver.” (2 Corinthians 9:7) Finally, be thankful. “Rejoice always, pray without ceasing, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you.” (1 Thessalonians 5:16-18) God’s given you only today. Be intentional about sharing the Gospel and loving those that God puts in your path. Each of our days are numbered. We can’t repeat them. So live each one well.
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