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Eternal life insurance

“Teach us to number our days and recognize how few they are; help us to spend them as we should.” Psalm 90:12

I learned this morning that some grandparents in my church had lost their grandson to a car accident recently.

That’s not the way it’s “supposed” to be!  He was only twenty-three.  All those years we assume will come, sometimes don’t.

When I was in my late twenties, we had someone come to our home to talk about life insurance.  I will admit that it wasn’t my idea.  I dug in as the salesman tried to convince us of the necessity of a life insurance policy. I refused to wrap my brain around the need for life insurance, despite his (accurate) information to the contrary.

Realizing that I have no certainty of tomorrow is a necessity if I am going to approach each today in a Godly way.

How will I navigate today?  I quickly gravitate to the Martha/Mary story.  Will I see the Big Picture, or will I settle my attention on lesser things?

In a way, I am now that young salesman I referred to earlier.  I have a view of the future that some choose not to have. How will I persuade the “uninsured” of their need?

We will have to make a next-life decision before we get to that next life.  We will either have eternal life insurance or we won’t.  There will be no “policies” sold on Judgment Day!







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How can I number my days?

“Teach us to number our days, that we may gain a heart of wisdom.”  Psalm 90:12.

Obviously, I can’t tell you how long I will live.

No one knows how long they will live.

Certainly, in a world where folks of all ages die, there is no way to know.

I think that the chase here is to realize that I have no assurance of more time on earth.

What I do have is this moment.

If I know that I only have this moment, then I must maximize what I have this moment.

How often do I make plans: tomorrow I’ll do this, the next day I’ll do that?  Am I sure that I will have those days?  No.

What does God want me doing right this minute?  Will I stop myself from long-range planning? Probably not. I need the structure of a plan, but I must directly connect it to, “Lord willing.”

As I get older it is easy to think that my days are indeed numbered.  Time is short.  What will I do with it?

Conclusion: I have no guarantee of the next moment.  I must now live accordingly.



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Teach me (Psalm 90:12)

(Verse chosen from today’s Bible reading – Numbers 12-13 & Psalm 90 & Mark 2)

“Teach us to number our days aright, that we may gain a heart of wisdom.”  Psalm 90:12

What lessons are there for me in this Scripture?

I have no control of my life length.  God does.

Each day I live is a gift from God.  He has determined that He wants me here for another day.

I want each day to be filled with doing His will.  I can not put off what He wants me to do to some other time.

I need open doors and closed doors built by Him so that my time alive is used in a fashion pleasing to Him.

My walk with Him must be so close that I am constantly learning from Him so that I can live aright.

I want His companionship to be intimate so that I will never hesitate to introduce Him comfortably to all of my surroundings.

I must magnify Him above any problem.  I must never assume that He doesn’t care or that He is overwhelmed by anything that comes my way.

He is the Creator.  He made everything and is in complete control.

The more that I understand His Will the more I can be sure of having my prayers answered.

What a great God You are, Father!IMG_0415

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