*Read: Psalm 90:1-12*
*MEMORISE: _So teach us to number our days, That we may gain a heart of wisdom_ (Psalm 90:12).*
Numbering our days means, realising the brevity of life. It means knowing like Job that man born of woman is of few days (Job 14:1). When we recognise that we have only few days on this earth, that will help us think rightly about how to spend our times. This, in turn, will encourage us to grow in wisdom. We will want to judge well how to use the time allotted to us, and this requires godly wisdom. Whatsoever is wise, will observe these things, and they will understand the loving-kindness of the Lord (Psa. 107:43).
What are these things? Psalm 107:1ff itemise them. These wonderful deeds of God include:
Deliverance from distress (vv. 6);
Satisfy the thirsty and fills the hungry with good things (vv. 9);
Brought us out of darkness and deepest gloom (vv. 14); and
Sent forth his Word, healed and rescued us from the grave (vv. 20).
As believers in Christ Jesus, we are to be aware that we have a purpose in living to fulfil the course of His will for our lifetimes. In living each day, we should be seeking His will. We are to be aware of not wasting our times, but using wisdom in how we conduct our affairs (Eph. 5:15-17). When you have the understanding of God on how to spend your days, you will know that you are not allowed to spend it anyhow. You have a very short time here on earth, compared to where you are going after your departure- eternity. It is what you do here that will prepare you for that eternity. Most importantly, your attitude to, and relationship with Christ would determine your eternity (Jn. 3:16ff).
*1.* Lord, help me to be conscious that this world is not my home, so I don’t forget myself in the midst of celebrations.
*2.* Father, deliver individuals and families who are idolizing birthday celebrations.
*3.* Lord, make the Church more aware of eternity than terrestrial attainments.
*EXTRA READING FOR TODAY:* Numbers 35:19 – 36:13; Deut. 1:1-1:35; Mark 14:63 – 15:12