Teach Us to Number Our Days

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

This is one of the most neglected verses of the Bible, yet it is one of the most important. We do not know how to number our days, at least from the ways we live on daily basis, it shows clearly that despite our education, civilization, and computerized knowledge of counting, we still do not know how to count the number of our days.

This is very unfortunate as many who thought that they still have many days to spend on earth, and do what they like, found out to their surprise that they have miscalculated at the end. The truth is that whatever days that have been lost due to miscalculation or unprofitable engagements cannot be regained back (Ephesians 5:16).

The first thing we need to know from this verse is that God gave to us days, and not years, as many people have come to believe. Some are counting years, but God the owner of our lives is counting days. Your days on earth are numbered, whether you want to agree with that or not.

When we celebrate our birthdays, we always count the number of years we are marking, the truth of the matter is, that number of years we are marking had been taking away from the number of days we were given on earth, hence it not worth much celebration, at least not in the way majority of us do it.

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.

Hence the book of Ecclesiastes 12:13 says;

“Let us hear the conclusion of the whole matter: Fear God, and keep his commandments: for this is the whole duty of man. For God shall bring every work into judgment, with every secret thing, whether it is good, or whether it is evil.” (KJV). 

God will bring everything we do into judgment at the end. Sit down and evaluate your life, out of the lot you have spent, how much have you given to your God. One day, He would say time up!, and then all will be over.

No one knows when the time shall be, but the truth is, no matter how long, that day will surely come. Are you prepared to meet your God?


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  1. Learn to count our limited & uncertain days and make each day counts – for the Lord! Seek after His will and gifts in our daily pursuit to testify & glorify His name before He calls us home to eternal glory. Everyday is God’s gift and blessing to us – it must therefore be cherished and fulfilled in a desirable and pleasing manner to the creator of our lives!

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