Daily Devotional for Thursday August 31, 2017


Psalm 90:12 (NASB) So teach us to number our days, That we may present to You a heart of wisdom.


He was 96. I watched him from the bottom of the ladder as he reroofed his garage. Fred worked in the construction field all his life. As a small boy, he would often be found at his father’s side at the job site learning the skills needed to build things. At 96, he was still going strong. I asked him if I could help. His reply, “As long as I have breath in my lungs, I’ll keep working.” Today’s verse speaks of teaching us to number our days so that we may have a heart of wisdom. Coming to the realization that we all get older each day, things change. Our strength weakens; our bodies ache the next morning, but that should never allow us to stop sharing Christ. There is no retirement when it comes to sharing Jesus Christ. We should be like Fred. As long as there is breath within me, I will serve the Lord. How are we serving Christ and not using our age as an excuse to sit back?  


• Personal Application: Continue spending time with the Lord daily. Sow righteousness and reap the fruit of God's unfailing love.

• Family Devotional: Read this chapter to your family. Ask them if anything spoke to them as you read. Talk about their answers and show them that one important aspect of this chapter is that we must continue to spend time with the Lord and keep our hearts focused on His plans and purposes. Pray for them.

TOM SEMBER has been involved in ministering to men for over 20 years. He is an ordained minister with the AG in the NY Ministry Network. Tom lives with his wife, Carolyn, and children in New York. You can connect with Tom on Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn.

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