Do you understand why your days are numbered and so you can’t exceed it? be vigilant enough to live a godly life with strong faith to find favor in his sight.
What is the meaning when someone says your days are numbered?. This simply means you will cease to exist in a given frame of time. God has said a man’s days are numbered. A doctor who uses this very idiomatic expression on the patient is actually talking about a timely time. However, this idiom is a generic term that people use to denote the end of something or someone.
The Bible made a vivid reference to how a man’s days are numbered on earth. It sends a strong word of caution for everyone to live wisely. So this article will go a little detail using Bible verses that talk about mankind’s days being numbered.
There is something inevitable waiting for us all. In one of my recent posts, I talked about how death teaches us lessons and reasons why we should not be afraid of death.
But today, I would like to share with you the amazing fact God has revealed in his word. He has made Christians and everyone knows that his days on earth are numbered. Yes, your lifespan on earth has a limit. It is only God who can bless you with a long time.
God knows the day you will die. Can you imagine seeing yourself laid down in your grave?. One day you will end up in the grave but you have no idea when that moment will come.
My dear reader, fear the everlasting God, the Alpha, and the Omega. He knows the day you will die. Let’s read from the book of Job 14:5 :
“Since man’s days are determined, the number of his months is under your control; you have set his limit and he cannot pass it.”
“And he cannot pass it“, look how touching it sounds. Before I go further with this very verse let us first consider this fact; God has said, he knew you before you were born. This is another amazing and mysterious fact about God. The Lord said to Jeremiah:
“Before I formed you in your mother’s womb I chose you. Before you were born I set you apart. I appointed you to be a prophet to the nations.” (Jeremiah 1:5).
Before you came to this earth, he knew you and has even numbered your hair. There is nothing about you that God doesn’t know about. You only know about your date of birth but not your date of death.
Amazingly God knows all, your days are numbered so value each day and remember to worship the creator of heaven and earth for he is great and worthy to be praised.
As you go about your daily routines, remember that your days are numbered so use it wisely because one day you will account for everything you are doing on earth.
Consider these two Bible verses. Think deep about it. You are born to die. One day that spirit residing in you will depart from you and find rest in the Lord.
“And the Lord said, My spirit will not be in man forever, for he is only flesh; so the days of his life will be a hundred and twenty years” (Genesis 6:3).
But now our life span is decreasing on average. Children are dying at a younger age. The Bible has a couple of verses that talk about why your days are numbered.
“The days of our years are seventy, or even by reason of strength eighty years; yet their pride is but labor and sorrow, for it passes quickly, and we fly away” (Psalm 90:10).
It’s unfortunate the more our generation keeps on advancing in technology, lifestyle, etc. we become exposed to immense sin and carnal lives. But God has said he will bless the righteous and expand his days on earth. God is interested in your health so get closer to him.
Although, we strive hard to live long by aging gracefully. But without the help and grace of God, you would be swept away by something unexpected. Remember that the Devil is indeed roaring like a lion looking for people to devour.
Diseases and sicknesses are one major factor shortening our life span on earth. And who is the author of diseases and sicknesses?. Is it not the Devil?.
In view of that millions of Christians around the world are praying for good health and long life.
The average lifespan of man is 70 – 75, but today many people hardly reach that age, a greater percentage of kids and youths are dying.
God knows it, Christians mustn’t be afraid of death, because on the last day we shall rise and stay with our Lord Jesus Christ. Death is simply a transition from our physical world to the spiritual world.
Although your days are numbered, if you live as a true Christian, you will live again even if you die. Jesus said some people wouldn’t taste death before he comes.
Let us be watchful all day for the coming of our Lord Christ Jesus is at hand. Always remember that everything that has a beginning has an end. But you live a good life to enjoy the labor of your hard work.