In what sense has God numbered our days?

In what sense has God numbered our days? Has He really set the date in stone? Does He know the day when we will die?

God has numbered our days in the sense that He is the Giver and the Taker of life, as seen in Job 1:21, “…Naked I came from my mother’s womb, and naked shall I return there. The Lord gave, and the Lord has taken away…” Notice the conclusion of this verse, “…Blessed be the name of the Lord.” We can praise the Lord that He knows all things, knows all about us, and this includes the day of our death.

God knows His plan for us, from beginning to end. He does record our existence and has predestined the day of our death. Notice Psalm 139:16 as the psalmist says of God, “Your eyes saw my substance, being yet unformed. And in Your book they all were written , the days fashioned for me, when as yet there were none of them.” This verse shows that God “saw” us or knew of us before we were conceived in our mother’s womb and our existence is written in His “book”…it may be a “stone” book, but we can’t be sure. We do know that God is omniscient (all-knowing) and has set the date of our conception, birth, death, along with knowing all the days in-between. He is an awesome God!

Be reminded that God also knows of our “life after death”, be it heaven or hell. He gives us the opportunity to prepare for our eternity through personal faith in His Son, Jesus Christ. In the midst of God’s providential plan, He has allowed for “choice”. Each human being has the option of choosing their eternal destiny by responding to God’s love. Notice John 3:16, “For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life.” Therefore, with the question of God’s of us answered, the question remains…has the “day” come when you made peace with our Creator, God, through personal faith in Jesus Christ? If not, you can get right with God today.

As Christians, we can understand that the Bible declares an all-knowing God and that our “days” are known to Him. But, what do we do with that understanding? Not knowing how many days we have left, we are to live each day as if it’s our last day on earth. This means spending each day wisely and acknowledging the Lord each day, i.e. spending time in prayer, in God’s Word, in worship of Him, in serving Him, in loving others, and in making a positive impact on our generation for Him! This is reflected in Psalm 90 with truths like, from (v. 1) …from everlasting to everlasting, You are God…”, from (v.12) – “…so teach us to number our days, that we may gain a heart of wisdom…”, and, from (v. 17) “And let the beauty of the Lord our God be upon us, and establish the work of our hands for us; yes, establish the work of our hands.”

May God bless you as you spend your life wisely for Him!