What would the world know of right and wrong but for God? Psalm 90:12 says: “Teach us to number our days aright, that we may gain a heart of wisdom.” (Psalm 90:12) Your days are numbered, so number your days.
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It would serve to reconcile us to the arrangements of Providence. The shortness and precariousness of our present state of being should teach us to avoid long pursuits of worldly profits or pre-eminences; which probably either we shall not have time to attain, or must soon quit. C. Understand the Lord’s will (Proverbs 16:9; James 4:13-15), How do you live carefully in these evil times? THE PSALMIST'S PETITION. We have a brief window of opportunity to repent of our sins and seek God’s forgiveness and then comes judgement.
The dream will soon be past. Such judgment would serve to impress us with the connection between this life and the future.2. The very term implies —(1) That they have a limit, and that this is within the scope of our powers to calculate.
(4)From the delusive suggestions of the tempter. In one hour get through the work of two. Conviction of the necessity of applying diligently to know and do our duty.2. 3. We are what the past has made us. If you knew this was your last year of life, or last month, or last week, how might that change how you live, think, and feel? He thinks of them in their termination as bringing him, not to an end, but to a beginning, a beginning for which, if rightly used, they prepare and fit him. In garrison towns there is a cannon fired at noon, and when people not accustomed to it hear it for the first time, they generally start and say, "Oh my!" Without this eternal perspective we will get the priorities …
And your children need you in their lives.
Make the most of every opportunity. WITH RESPECT TO THE ETERNAL LIFE WHICH IS TO FOLLOW. A fifth use of numbering our days is, to check and compose all strong emotions of mind about worldly concerns; for in so transitory a state there can be nothing to deserve them. Seek, then, to apply your hearts to the "wisdom which cometh down from above."(C. 1. Thus God has created us with good works to do, works which might be established by God. Would a prisoner in the condemned cell be greatly elated if, the day before his death, he was left a fortune? II. There’s an old obscure song I like called “Go Ask the Dead Man.” Let me share some of the lyrics with you: What’s the worth of one warm smile? III.
Time is a river, and runs only once under the bridge of life. How bright the light in loved ones’ eyes?
The foolish virgins found it so. History, observation, experience — all remind us every day of our end. They can thus truly extend themselves, in an important sense, "beyond their measure," — can stretch out the arm of mercy and pour light on the darkness and miseries of the whole earth. )Life wisdomS.
The irreligious or unchristian life. David said, “4Show me, Lord, my life’s end and the number of my days; let me know how fleeting my life is. 3. Encouragement to persist in it to the end against temptation.
We convince ourselves that we have a long time to live, and as long as we are healthy, we really believe that we will live forever in this body. The shortness of life should teach us to be speedy and diligent in doing all such things as we ought to do. Let the favor of the Lord our God be upon us. But admitting all this, still education, reason, truth, must not be left out here. Number your days aright, that you may gain a heart of wisdom. 3.