Friday, June 3, 2016

Number Your Days

I have written on Psalm 90 of Moses before saying:
Take Responsibility- take hold of it and do right for God is returning.
Reflect on the day- looking at relationships and looking for forgiveness
Rejoice- “Satisfy us in the morning with your unfailing love” (v.14).
Rest Assured- let the “favor of the Lord our God rest upon us".

Today I see more important insights. “Teach us to number our days aright, that we may gain a heart of wisdom” (Psalm 90:12).  Make the most of your days because you only get an allotted amount. What do we do with them?  You have perhaps seen or heard of the movie “Bucket List”? It is about making the most of your days by doing what pleases you. Try climbing a mountain, buying a red convertible, traveling, whatever turns you on.  I suggest that perhaps a moral bucket list might be better. Ask, what would God want me to do? This is the essence of gaining a heart of wisdom. Ask and it shall be given to you, pressed down and shaken together, overflowing, and poured into your lap Jesus says in Luke 6:38. God wants to give us gifts in abundance. Gifts of service to others are lasting gifts. Forgive and wash each other’s feet.  Yes, establish the work of our hands” (v.17).

God says these days fly away quickly so sing for joy in the day you have. Make God your dwelling place and learn more about Him. Seek Him more deeply.

Satisfy us in the morning with your unfailing love” (v.14). I return to this thought of God’s unfailing love. The Psalmist speaks of afflictions and how we should be glad from them or in them, for God is in them. This is the penultimate knowledge that God wants us to know. He is with us in the storms of life and wants us to become more like him as a result. So don’t run from the storms, but embrace them and so embrace the love of God. As verse 17 says, the favor of the Lord will rest upon us and we can sing for joy and be glad all the days.

One other important thought in this wisdom Psalm, “Relent, O Lord! How long will it be?” (v.13). Life is hard and God’s wrath is beginning to be seen. The writer, and each of us is asking God to relent and also asking “how long” before you stop and return?  Yes, God is returning to bring His reign of peace. We who are His will dwell with Him in His light forever. Come quickly Jesus, Maranatha!

No comments:

Post a Comment

Thanks for sharing your thoughts.