Tuesday, February 26, 2008

Live Today for the Glory of God

The following recently appeared as a devotion on the PrayNSC@juno.com prayer line.

"So teach us to number our days,
that we may gain a heart of wisdom." Psalm 90:12

"In the year just gone the world has been writing history, not with ink only but with blood and tears; not in the quiet of the study but in violence, terror and death in city streets and along the borders of nations; and other and milder but more significant history has been written by incredible feats of power in sending man-made objects out to circle the moon and the sun....

"To each one fortunate enough to live out [this next year], God will have given 365 days broken into 8,760 hours. Of these hours, 2,920 will have been spent in sleep, and about the same number at work. An equal number has been given us to spend in reverent preparation for the moment when days and years shall cease and time shall be no more.

What prayer could be more spiritually appropriate than that of Moses, the man of God:

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

(A.W. Tozer The Warfare of the Spirit, pp. 145-147)

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