My Days Are Numbered
Posted: Monday, February 22
Verse of the day:
Lord, remind me how brief my time on earth will be. Remind me that my days are numbered - how fleeting my life is. (Psalm 39:4)
Years ago I heard Andy Stanley make an insightful comment regarding time. He noted that anytime we believe we have an unlimited supply of something we tend to waste it.
My wife and I just returned from a vacation and one of the highlights for me was the breakfast buffet each morning. There was a vast selection of pastries and since I didn’t know the next time I’d be back I felt like I needed to take at least a bite of each one. I probably sinned in my consumption and waste.
It’s one thing to waste great pastries; it’s another thing to waste your life. Our time is not unlimited. Psalm 90:10 tells us that we can expect to live somewhere between 70-80 years. We have the best healthcare in the world and we’ve only been able to add a few years on top of this. Life is a vapor.