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Teach Us to Number Our Days

July 6, 2014

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Teach Us  to Number  Our Days

Test day.     In school,  it could come  any day  of the week,  but was often  on a Friday.     We felt  the responsibility  to learn all  that was expected  of us  before test day.     There was the pressure  to try  and understand rightly,  so that no matter  how the questions  were presented,  we would make  the right response  —  and pass the test.

Often,  the teacher would tell us  when to expect  a test  and what material  it would be covering.     The teacher would also  clue us in  to the most important points  to be remembered.     That was especially  for the benefit  of those  who had trouble determining  what was important  and what was simply an inconsequential detail.

God Almighty  does pretty much the same  with us.     God’s word repeats  important truths  in many different ways  throughout the whole Bible.     A few   of the absolute essential truths  we need  to learn include:   all prophecy points to Jesus  as the one-and-only  true Savior  —  we are saved  by grace  from our sins  through faith  in Christ Jesus  —  God Almighty  created  all things  and will bring everything  to Judgment Day  —  but nobody will know when  that Judgment Day  will come.

Moses  had learned well  the lessons  of God’s grace,  mercy,  and salvation  through faith.     He also  had learned very well  that there will be  a final Judgment Day.     In his life experiences,  Moses grew  in a great faith,  respect,  and dependence  upon the faithfulness  of God’s wisdom  and love.     So,  in his concern  for all  of Israel,  Moses fervently prayed  in Psalm 90:12,

So teach us  to number  our days,
That we may present  to You  a heart  of wisdom.

This is a prayer  for plain ol’ common sense  and a decent respect  for the almighty holiness  of the LORD’s being.     We need  to be constantly aware  of the fact  that today  could be our very last day  on earth.     Today  could be the day  when our faith  will be tested  to the uttermost.     Today  could be a day  of great temptations.     Will we pass the test?

We know  what God expects  of us  —  and we know  that Jesus  is our Savior  in all situations.     We know  our life is short.     We know  we will be tested.     We truly need  to have God Almighty  “teach us  to number  our days”.     We don’t want  to flunk  the tests  of faith,  hope,  and love  when we’ve been given  so much help  from our Lord  for living rightly.

Weak as we are,  we need  to pray,  “So teach us  to number our days”.     We want  to pass God’s test  —  and we realize  we must ask  for God’s help,  “that we may present  to You  a heart  of wisdom”.     We don’t want  to be ashamed  of flunking  after having had  so many opportunities  to grow in  “a heart  of wisdom”.      Let us pay attention  to God’s word  and learn it well,  so we may present  to God  “a heart  of wisdom”.

Thankful  for God’s help  and mercy,  we say,  “Hallelujah!     LORD,  thank You  for teaching us  in Your word.”

Love,
Margaret

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Handel’s Hallelujah Chorus

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Handel’s Hallelujah Chorus by the Yupiq Eskimo village of Quinhagak, Alaska

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The LORD  made this day, let us rejoice  and be glad  in Him.

Psalm 118:24

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The word of the LORD is tried;

He is a shield  to all  who take refuge  in Him.

Psalm 18:30

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Sing for joy  in the LORD,  O you righteous ones;

Praise is becoming  to the upright.

Psalm 33:1

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How blessed are those  who dwell  in Thy house!

They are ever praising Thee.

Psalm 84:4

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Just as a father  has compassion  on his children,

So the LORD  has compassion  on those who fear Him.

Psalm 103:13

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O give thanks  to the LORD,  for He is good;

For His lovingkindness  is everlasting.

Psalm 107:1

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Glory in His holy name;

Let the heart  of those who seek the LORD  be glad.

Psalm 105:3

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Not that I have already obtained it,  or have already  become perfect, but I press on  in order that  I may  lay hold  of that for which also  I was laid hold of  by Christ Jesus.

Philippians 3:12

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