“Teach us to number our days that we may gain a heart of wisdom.”
The relentless ticking of the clock reminds us that our time on earth is limited. Despite the joys and pains of life, time always marches on. For the believer, our time on earth is an opportunity for gaining wisdom.
How are you numbering your days? Is it in conforming to the world or is it in longing to becoming like Christ?
This day has a purpose, the gift of this 24 hours has a design by the Lord; Psalm 118:24 “This is the day which the Lord hath made; we will rejoice and be glad in it.”
One of our greatest sin we commit is to think we have plenty of time and thus procrastinate or postpone what we ought to do at the requested and required time.
Moses that wrote this Psalm as a prayer was not just asking for an ability to count the number of our years, months, and days nor even the number of days and hours we have clocked doing this activity or working on that project, that would just be regular human mathematics. Instead he is asking to be given the wisdom, the insight to use however many days, hours, and seconds we are given in such a way and only in those things that bring honour and glory to God which is the wisdom of Godly arithmetic.
Have you used any of those moments with heaven in mind or have you been too caught up in the arithmetic of this world? It is possible that each of us may still have few seconds left in this day. We cannot be certain. All that we can take for granted is the time we have already had and this present moment.
May whatever additional time today, God graciously grants us be lived with Him in mind that when the final count is done, we might receive His word of approval and enter into His joy. Don’t spend your time; invest it by applying God’s arithmetic and not human arithmetic.
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