By: Lou Yeboah
“Lord, teach us to number our days, that we may apply our hearts unto wisdom.” Of all that Moses could have asked, he simply asked, “Lord, teach us to number our days.” Moses understood that his time here on earth was short. Paul said that it is closer than when we first believed. The night is just about to be over and it is day time. Wake up! You can’t continue to live like you have been living. Don’t be foolish, but understand what the will of the Lord is. It would be madness to jeopardize your soul for naught; post to hell without excuse; and place yourself under the possible necessity of being damned. How long have you got left? How many more times will your eyes flicker open in the morning as consciousness comes into focus? How many more breaths are going to flood your lungs with life-giving oxygen? How many more beats of your heart will pump that oxygen to your vital organs, until it stops for good? Do you ever think about these things? I tell you, we should all pray as Moses did, Lord, teach us to number our days, that we may our hearts unto wisdom.”
This message is a reminder, a word of warning or, caution for those who are so busy living from day to day they forget how completely fragile and uncertain life is. Simply stated by James, our lives are only a mist, a vapor that appears for a little while and then vanishes away. Here today and gone tomorrow; here one minute and gone the next. Decide today to give yourself over to the will of God, letting each day count for eternity. “Seek ye the Lord while he may be found, call ye upon him while He is near.” Proverbs- 1:24-28; 27:1; 29:1 warns us that we are not to wait too late about making our decision of commitment to God and to receive forgiveness for our sins. Don’t take a chance and think that you will have time to get saved or repent later on in life. For Hell is filling up fast with people who thought that they would repent later on in their life. Some of them, like you, had heard the Gospel: were convicted by the Holy Spirit and Word of God; and had expected to get saved “SOMEDAY.” Unfortunately, for them, their “SOMEDAY” never came. According to Christ, it is absolutely imperative and important for us to be transformed if we desire to enter into God’s Kingdom. Decide today to give yourself over to the will of God, letting each day count for eternity. Allow God to have His way with you. “Whereas ye know not what shall be on tomorrow. For what is your life? It is even a vapor that appeareth for a little time, and then vanishes away.
“I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that ye present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable unto God, which is your reasonable service. And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God.”
Be awed by God’s eternity. Be humbled by life’s brevity.
“This day I call the heavens and the earth as witnesses against you that I have set before you life and death… Now choose life…” Deuteronomy 30:15-20.