Sunday, May 26, 2024

The Value of a Day

By Dr. Kenneth Kuykendall

The Bible tells us in Psalms 90:10-12, “The days of our years are three-score years and ten; and if by reason of strength they be fourscore years, yet is their strength labor and sorrow, for it is soon cut off, and we fly away.  So teach us to number our days, that we may apply our hearts unto wisdom.”

Have you ever realized there is a certain amount of days that you will be alive on planet earth?  For some it is few, for others it is many, but for all there is a certain number; and we are instructed to number those days.  This does not mean to count your days, but to rather make your days count!  Look at it however you chose- 86,400 seconds, 1,140 minutes, or 24 hours- it is one day.  Each moment in this day is a gift from God, and an opportunity to enjoy life.  Today counts!

Live each day as though it is the only day that will be examined at the Judgment Seat of Christ.  If this day was the last day for you to live how would you spend it?  What would be left undone in your life?  What relationships would be restored?  What dreams would be fulfilled?  Would it be filled with praise and adoration to God?  How would your disposition change?

The psalmist instructed us to number our days so that we may “apply our hearts unto wisdom.”  Literally, we are to put life in perspective- everyday counts!  When we see the value of each day it should cause us to live more fully in the day we have been given.  Life is fleeting, life is a vapor.  In light of eternity, 100 years is nothing.  So value today and make the most of whatever comes your way realizing that every moment is a measurement of grace from God.  Here are a few suggestions on how to make today count:

  • Stop right now and thank God for this day and the benefits that come along with it
  • Evaluate every decision in light of eternity
  • Seek to be a blessing to someone in need
  • Embrace the people around you with love
  • Stay positive in spite of the negativity that surrounds the day
  • Ask God to use this particular day in your life to bring Him honor and glory


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Previously posted June 22, 2012

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