“Teach us to number our days that we may get a heart of wisdom.” (Moses, Psalm 90)
Imagining yourself invincible is no way to act manfully. Death is the destiny of every man; the living should take this to heart. (Ecc. 7:2).
I remember when my dad first taught me that he would one day die. I was probably just three or four years old, since the conversation took place in a bathtub with him and my brother. (You never know what’s going to stick in your kids’ memories.)
Dads, are you teaching your sons to number their days? How? Are you leading by example, living in light of the brevity of this life?
Here’s the rest of the story: eternal life.
He will give eternal life to those who keep on doing good, seeking after the glory and honor and immortality that God offers. (Ro. 2.7)
When we’ve been there 10,000 years, Bright shining as the sun, We’ve no less days to sing God’s praise, Than when we first begun. 10 million years. 10 billion years. 100 trillion years bright shining as the sun, we’ll have no less days to sing God’s praise than when we first begun.
How are you teaching your sons about eternal life? How are you living in light of eternity?