Correct Days

Soul Snack 8/112 ... Correct Days

Teach us to number our days aright, that we may gain a heart of wisdom. Ps 90:12

Wisdom and a correct eternal perspective is enshrined in this little prayer of the psalmist.

God has placed boundaries on my longevity that cannot be exceeded. My time is most finite if I am to sow well into eternity. To simply see the temporal as complete is to lose the eternal.

Man's days are determined; you have decreed the number of his months and have set limits he cannot exceed. Job 14:5

I number my days aright:
  • when all I hold on to will take me to heaven,
  • when I will not flee righteousness now because that is how I will be forever,
  • when I count these days as transitory no matter whether they hold great pleasure or great pain,
  • when I make my life's decisions from faith not fear,
  • when I simply refuse to release relationship with Him.
My fleeting days are but a mere hand-breadth, I am a mere phantom (see Ps 39).

Look to the Lord, enjoy Him now, for this is what the faithful will feast forever.

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