Pristine Grace

Number the Days
by Henry Mahan
Number the Days

And as it is appointed unto men once to die, but after this the judgment: So Christ was once offered to bear the sins of many; and unto them that look for him shall he appear the second time without sin unto salvation. - Hebrews 9:27-28

    Richard Baxter once said, “I preach as one who may never preach again and as a dying man to dying men.” We need to learn the all-important lesson, “It is appointed unto men once to die, but after this the judgment,” and live our days in Christ, awaiting His call.  

    It is so foolish to set our affection on a dying world and its short-lived comforts and relationships. Ryle said, “For a moment of time, men lose a glorious eternity.” We are toiling and wearying ourselves about trifles, running to and fro like ants on a hill to build that which shall soon crumble, not realizing that in a few years we shall all be gone and another generation will fill our place. “Lord, teach ME to number my days that I may apply my heart to WISDOM.”