‘So teach us to number our days, That we may gain a heart of wisdom.’
In light of all that God has done for us (the Cross) and the brevity of our earthly sojourn, how do we use our time to glorify God?
As the whole world is on lockdown because of the coronavirus I think it’s a great opportunity for Christians to take an honest look at how we use our time that God has graciously given to us.
There are three hundred and sixty-five days in a year, that’s eight thousand seven hundred and sixty hours (8760). That’s a huge amount of time, yet Scripture repeatedly tells us that our life on earth is only but a vapor. Think about that. Why the graphic admonishing about the brevity of life? I think if we take an honest look at how we are utilizing our time we will find that we can do more for God.
Psalms 39:4-5, makes the graphic point that we should constantly evaluate how we use our time on earth because it is short.
“ Lord, make me know my end, And what is the measure of my days, That I may know how frail I am. Indeed, You have made my days as handbreadths, And my age is as nothing before You; Certainly, every man at his best state is but a vapor. Selah
Ultimately, whatever it is that we do in His name if we do with a heart of humility and gratitude we will glorify God.
‘Therefore, my beloved brethren, be steadfast, immovable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, knowing that your labor is not in vain in the Lord.’
I Corinthians 15:58