21 Feb Psalm 90:10; Philippians 1:23-26
10 As for the days of our life, they contain seventy years,
Or if due to strength, eighty years,
Yet their pride is but labor and sorrow;
For soon it is gone and we fly away.
23 But I am hard-pressed from both directions, having the desire to depart and be with Christ, for that is very much better; 24 yet to remain on in the flesh is more necessary for your sake. 25 Convinced of this, I know that I will remain and continue with you all for your progress and joy in the faith, 26 so that your proud confidence in me may abound in Christ Jesus through my coming to you again.
Our days are numbered. Occasionally, someone is asked how they would act if they were told they only had six months to live. Responses generally indicate that most people would be more intense about getting with it; doing what’s really important to them. We are all going to die. We should be investing the number of days we do have so that we will have the best results. The Apostle Paul told us to make the best of our time. Don’t waste it. God gave us a life with which to be creative and purposeful.
There are an endless number of things that make demands on our time. If you don’t have a clear understanding of God’s priorities for your life, so that you can use the time you have for God’s purpose, life will be a frustration. God wants to be first in our hearts; He wants us to care spiritually and physically for our families; He wants us to love other Christians and be a witness in the world for Christ. The world’s attitude is, “Eat, drink, and be merry, for tomorrow we die!” Paul said that he would rather die and be with Christ, but as long as he was alive, he would continue to live for others’ progress and joy in their faith.