Learning a Lesson in Life…
Psalm 90:10-12 “Who knoweth the power of thine anger? Even according to thy fear, so is thy wrath. So teach us to number our days, that we may apply our hearts unto wisdom” (KJV).
One of the many points that a preacher will make from the pulpit is the warning that we may not be here tomorrow. Warning us to make sure we take full advantage of our time on this earth. Our days are numbered and we can all agree that no one knows the exact time of our departure.
Here the psalmist is reminding us that our time in life is limited, regardless of how healthy we are. With the advancement of modern medicine, we are still not living that much longer than we did years ago. Sin takes its toll on the human race, and we no longer see the long lifespans recorded in Genesis.
Sin may be an ugly word for some Christians to ponder; we may shy away from admitting our own sins. But why, I ask? The word sin reminds me of God’s wrath, not something I would like to see or be part of. We don’t like to think about the wrath of God, but every obituary in the newspaper is a reminder that “the wages of sin is death” (Rom. 6:23).
Time is a gift and a blessing given to us by our Father. We are responsible for our own time. We have been given full power over the management of it in our lives. If we are honest and take a moment to look back over the last week or our lives; ask this question “Have I given enough time to the Lord”? I can admit that I have not!
I go back to asking myself the same simple question to my own response “Why”. I forgot to empty myself of all that I am; prepared myself to be the lump of clay that the Lord needs in order to mold me. Time is sacred and we should manage it as faithful stewards. Take the time today and ask the Lord for wisdom so we may become better stewards of our time and opportunities.
Lord, forgive me where I have failed you. Cleanse me of all that I am, all those things that occupy my time and keep me from focusing on you. Fill me with all that you are and use me as you desire for my life. Bless those that have taken the time out of their busy schedule to read this post. Speak to their hearts as you have spoken to mine. Lead us to victory over our sin and turn us again unto your righteousness. Thank you Lord for all that you do in my life, thank you for each blessing and gift that you have delivered into my life. Amen!
The Silent Preacher