As for the days of our life, they contain seventy years,
Or if due to strength, eighty years,
Yet their pride is but labor and sorrow;
For soon it is gone and we fly away.
So teach us to number our days,
That we may present to You a heart of wisdom. Psalms 90:10, 12 (NASB)
From proposals and work presentations to helping our children with college applications, life is full of deadlines. Some of us are planners while others procrastinate until the very end. Whether we like it or not, time keeps ticking – it is something we can not control. But, as much as we may dislike deadlines, they will motivate us to get things done.
The Bible tells us that God knows the exact number of our days. This final deadline is something we really don't spend much time thinking about, but we all know we are not immortal. So if deadlines serve to motivate us, what will this ultimate deadline cause you to want to accomplish today? And more importantly, will you act now or will you wait until the very last moment?
So be careful to do what the LORD your God has commanded you; do not turn aside to the right or to the left. Walk in all the way that the LORD your God has commanded you, so that you may live and prosper and prolong your days in the land that you will possess. Deuteronomy 5:32-33