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Written by Josh Winslett   
Wednesday, 01 January 2014 11:09

Editor's note: 2014 is here!!! How will you spend it? In this short article, Elder Wayne Crocker reminds us to number our days and make proper use of 2014.



As we come to the end of another year, we are reminded of how swift our days pass away. Moses, in his prayer recorded in Psalm 90, states that man’s days on earth may be expected to be 70 or 80 years (Psm. 90:10). Then our life on earth “is soon cut off, and we fly away.” In verse 12 he makes a request to God: “So teach us to number our days, that we may apply our hearts to wisdom.” Moses is not asking the Lord to allow him to count how many days he has left on earth for that is something man is not able to know.  Rather, I believe he is asking the Lord to make us conscience of the fact our days are very limited and we should make the best use of them by walking in wisdom. Much the same lesson is taught in Colossians 4:5: “Walk in wisdom toward them that are without, redeeming the time.” We cannot redeem or bring back time that has passed. But by God’s grace we are able to stop wasting our lives in frivolous activities and obey the command of Jesus to “seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness” (Mat. 6:33).  Thus, we redeem our time from being spent on unprofitable things of the world. But, instead we can and should spend our lives seeking to promote the prosperity of “the house of God, which is the pillar and ground of the truth” (I Tim. 3:15).

Yours in hope,
Wayne Crocker

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