“So teach us to number our days, that we may gain a heart of wisdom..“
If you could know the day of your death, would it be a good thing? In the Hebrew language, “teach us to number our days” means that the Lord knows the very number of days that we have been given in this life. It’s strange to think that with each passing day, we are closer to the day that He has appointed for us to enter into eternity, but what if we could know? I think if that were possible, people would act and think very differently. For example, if you knew you were going to die today, you’d probably not be doing what you are right now. You’d most likely be rethinking a lot of things in your life. The possibility that this day could very well be the last one that I live before I see Jesus face to face, keeps me on guard and ready to refuse that which is evil and embrace that which is good.
We must remember that our lives are in His hands and He has numbered our days. The same is true regarding the Rapture of the Church. The Bible teaches the doctrine of imminency. This means that without warning and without any prophetic precursor, the Lord Jesus “…will descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of an archangel, and with the trumpet of God. And the dead in Christ will rise first. Then we who are alive and remain shall be caught up (or raptured) together with them in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air. And thus we shall always be with the Lord.” (1 Thessalonians 4:16-17) That will be a great day that only the Lord Himself knows, but the reality of it keeps me ready, serving, praying, witnessing, giving and loving until I either go to Him through death’s door or He comes for me in the Rapture. Either way, you and I gain a heart of wisdom by always being ready to live for God in all that we do.
The Lord might return for us today, but the question remains, are you ready to meet Him?
– Pastor Jack
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