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Number Our Days

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Number Our Days

12 So teach us to number our days

that we may get a heart of wisdom. Psalms 90:12

 
Do you know when you will die? Obviously, the answer to that question is unknown. So this verse at first glance may not make sense. What would be the point in numbering our days? As I get older and realize there are fewer days in front of me than those behind. I now understand this verse.  The point of this verse is to remind us that our days are numbered that our life has an expiration date. From that knowledge, we can then set out to live a life of value, joy, and purpose. Wisdom in this sense refers to making your life count for you, not anyone else, you. Are you living a life of joy, meaning, purpose? It is your life and your days are numbered.

 

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Inexpressible Joy

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Inexpressible Joy

8 Though you have not seen him, you love him; and even though you do not see him now, you believe in him and are filled with an inexpressible and glorious joy,

A conundrum it must be to all who choose not to believe, our “inexpressible and glorious joy.”  We should wake up every day exuberant with joy for the knowledge we have of our assured future. None other has offered to me and confirmed for me my eternal salvation. My joy is not only in what has been promised but also in what’s been done. His resurrection as the first, His complete payment for my debt ensures my salvation for eternity. Why? Because I believe in the unseen God.

Better to Obey Than Repent

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Better to Obey Than Repent

22 And Samuel said,

“Has the Lord as great delight in burnt offerings and sacrifices,

as in obeying the voice of the Lord?

Behold, to obey is better than sacrifice,

and to listen than the fat of rams.

1 Samuel 15:22 (ESV)

Obedience, a word that might as well be the four letter word. Yet it is the word that best describes God’s desire for those who claim to be His. It is not because He is master and we are servants, it is because in obedience we find the greatest blessings. If we obeyed God, a sacrifice would not be required. In obedience is where we find peace, joy, purpose, love, happiness, fulfillment, and rest. In short, all the beautiful things of life are abundantly available to us if we would obey.

A Different Life

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A Different Life

And God will wipe away every tear from their eyes; there shall be no more death, nor sorrow, nor crying. There shall be no more pain, for the former things have passed away.” Revelations 21:4

No more tears, no more death, no sorrow, no crying, no pain, for life as we know it will cease. This is the promised hope of Christianity.  You really have to sit back and contemplate on what this verse says to fully appreciate what’s  in store for us in the future. I have not seen, heard or have been offered a better life. Humanity has not come up with a better offer. The life God promises is what we are seeking a life of peace, joy, love and happiness.

A Different Life

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A Different Life

And God will wipe away every tear from their eyes; there shall be no more death, nor sorrow, nor crying. There shall be no more pain, for the former things have passed away.” Revelations 21:4

No more tears, no more death, no sorrow, no crying, no pain, for life as we know it will cease. This is the promised hope of Christianity.  You really have to sit back and contemplate on what this verse says to fully appreciate what’s  in store for us in the future. I have not seen, heard or have been offered a better life. Humanity has not come up with a better offer. The life God promises is what we are seeking a life of peace, joy, love and happiness.

Confession

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Confession

9 If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness. 10 If we say we have not sinned, we make him a liar, and his word is not in us. 1 John 1:9-10

While we seek and preach, success, prosperity, health, joy, happiness, sacrifice, and work where does confession come in? Have we forgotten or regulated our most important of  beliefs to a hidden corner of our theology?  If we confess our sins, His forgiveness opens the door to all the things we seek and preach about? If we are cleansed from all unrighteousness what is left but blessing?

Everlasting Kingdom

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Everlasting Kingdom

They shall speak of the glory of your kingdom

   and tell of your power,

12 to make known to the children of man your mighty deeds,

   and the glorious splendor of your kingdom.

13 Your kingdom is an everlasting kingdom,    

and your dominion endures throughout all generations. Psalms 145:11-13

Who, is going to tell of His everlasting, glorious kingdom, His mighty deeds, and His splendor? Certainly not those who don’t know Him. If it is not us then who, if it is not now when? We have the magnificent opportunity to tell of His awesome splendor.

 

The Same Spirit

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The Same Spirit

13 Since we have the same spirit of faith according to what has been written, “I believed, and so I spoke,” we also believe, and so we also speak,

If we have the same spirit of faith, and we, believe we must speak. Christ Is Lord.