Leviticus 13:1-59 / Mark 6:1-29 / Psalm 39:1-13 / Proverbs 10:10
“Lord, make me to know my end, and what is the measure of my days, that I may know how frail I am”.
This verse, or rather this prayer, is a request for a heavenly perspective. David wasn’t interested in knowing how old he'd be when he died. Rather, he realized that he needed to think about his current circumstances and respond with the end of his life in mind.
This verse should prompt us to ask questions like “what kind of life am I living? Am I truly trusting God? Am I following Him with my whole heart? Am I allowing Him to lead me into His best for my life?.....for my marriage?....for my parenting?....for my relationships?....for my work?”
Hopefully, as we stop and ponder these big questions, we’ll hear the Lord speak to our hearts. It’s never too late to make right choices and right changes to get back on track with Him. His heart for us is that we’ll be able to say with confidence "Yes - I did my best to seek Him, hear His voice, obey Him, trust Him with my life and with the precious things He's given me to take care of."
Lord, just as David asked "Make us know our end, help us maintain perspective on this life in light of the next. We know that the only way to do this is to keep our eyes fixed firmly on You."