Learn to Count September 12
Teach us to number our days and recognize how few they are; help us to spend them as we should.
This psalm is a psalm that Moses, the man of God, wrote. At this time, he has been wandering in the wilderness with the children of Israel. Israel tested God ten times with unbelief, and the punishment was that this generation must live in the wilderness for forty years and die before the next generation can enter into the Promised Land.
We come from dust, and God gives a command for the day that we return to dust. Just like the children of Israel, we all have an appointed time to return.
We come from dust, and God gives a command for the day that we return to dust; just like the children of Israel, we all have an appointed time to return.
Teach us to number our days. I’ve noticed this two different times in my life, two different men that were ungodly and wouldn’t even give me the time of day. At various times they each had heart attacks. Afterward, they were so glad to see me, and they valued me. I noticed that they appreciated everything in life, they were grateful to be alive, but I also noticed this about both of them. After a couple of months, they returned to their old ways.
They didn’t value their remaining days. If we knew our number, how would we act? Would we appreciate the people placed in our lives, or would we be bitter about how much time we have left? You may notice older people become more loving and kinder because they learn to love.
In his last days of life, as the story goes, the Apostle John had to be carried in someone’s arms everywhere he went, his body beaten and frail.
In the end, he quoted this phrase more often than others, “My little children love one another” When asked why he always said this, he replied, “It is the Lord’s command, and if this alone is done, it is enough.”
If you love God with all your heart, you will learn to number your days and love your neighbor.
He is: El Yalad
The God Who Gave You Birth