Job 14:1-2, 5, 10-12, 14-16
“Man who is born of woman Is of few days and full of trouble. He comes forth like a flower and fades away; He flees like a shadow and does not continue. Since his days are determined, The number of his months is with You; You have appointed his limits, so that he cannot pass. But man dies and is laid away; Indeed he breathes his last And where is he? As water disappears from the sea, And a river becomes parched and dries up, So man lies down and does not rise. Till the heavens are no more, They will not awake Nor be roused from their sleep. If a man dies, shall he live again? All the days of my hard service I will wait, Till my change comes. You shall call, and I will answer You; You shall desire the work of Your hands. For now You number my steps, But do not watch over my sin.
It is so amazing how some people think that they have time,or that they will live on this earth forever, so they make plans for their life on this earth and refuse to make plans for life after death. David in Psalm 90:12 asked the Lord to teach us to number our days so that we may apply our heart to wisdom. Before that, in Psalm 39:4, David asked the Lord to make him know his end and the measure of his days, so that he would know how frail he really is.
It’s amazing that a man after God’s own heart, who was so close to God would ask a question or make a request like this. This also shows that a person’s age does not determine when their time on earth will expire. It also proves that not only are we without knowledge of Jesus’ return, but we don’t know when our expiration date will come for us.
That’s why David said in Psalm 39 that he will take heed, guard or watch his ways so that he does not sin with his tongue; he decided to keep quiet while the wicked was before him. If we don’t keep quiet God can’t speak or act on our behalf.
The reason why we should number our days and make the best use of what we can do to make ourselves and someone else better, is because we all will die one day and as Hebrews 9:27 tells us, “It is appointed unto men once to die and after that the judgement.”
All glory, honor, praise and thanks go to God for using me to deliver this message. I pray that He will give all who read this message the spiritual gifts necessary to comprehend and act upon His word. I exercise my power and authority in the name of Jesus to bind every tactic of the enemy that will try to stop, hinder, or prevent this word from reaching its intended people. I ask the Lord to loose the Holy Spirit and the heavenly angels to secure this word so that it reaches its intended people, according to Matthew 16:19 and Luke 10:19 in the omnipotent name of Jesus, Amen.