14,965. It seems a little odd to put it on paper, but there it is. If that number reflected my savings account, Twitter followers, or church-size, I'd be a little more encouraged.
But according to my math, those are the number of days I have left – at least here on earth.
Now don't get the wrong idea. I might lean toward the melancholy, but I wouldn't consider myself morbid. I thought I would do what the psalmist tells us to do: number our days.
"So teach us to number our days that we may get a heart of wisdom." –Psalm 90:2
There it is – 14,965 days.
This is an estimate of course. The number of our days may be less or may be more, but they are never enough. Because time is sacred we should steward it wisely. Unlike many other things we can lose in life and get back; time is gone once it's gone.
I suspect that this is why the Bible has so much to say about time. It would seem that we are not born with a heart of wisdom as it relates to time. Like everything else, sin has distorted our view and use of time. So it's not surprising, that in Christ, we have to learn to restore time for its proper use.
In Hebrew, the word wisdom can mean "skilled." So to steward time wisely is to be skilled with how we see it and steward it. To waste our days or mismanage them is to act foolishly and unskillfully.
[Read the rest of the article at For the Family.]