“Where there is no vision, the people perish: But he that keepeth the law, happy is he.” (Proverbs 29:18, KJV 1900)
“Teach us to number our days, that we may gain a heart of wisdom.” (Psalm 90:12, NIV)
In KingdomNomics, we emphasize the wisdom of converting the perishable time, talent and treasure of this world into the imperishable values of the real world to come: eternity.
In Psalm 90:12, we are taught to number our days in order to gain a heart of wisdom. The time will come when we will turn in the temporary body we are “leasing” during our life on earth. We do not have unlimited time to make decisions.
How many people do you know who have no purpose? Failure to develop a personal vision of life will result in a disaster from an eternal standpoint. Proverbs 29:18 says that people without a proper vision of life perish.
There is one appointment none of us will miss. That is the time when we must give an accounting of our life to our Maker:
“For God will bring every deed into judgment, including every hidden thing, whether it is good or evil.” (Ecclesiastes 12:14, NIV)
“Nothing in all creation is hidden from God’s sight. Everything is uncovered and laid bare before the eyes of him to whom we must give account.” (Hebrews 4:13, NIV)
This is a sobering fact to contemplate.
Fortunately, for the Christian, our sin is judged at the cross. When we become aware of an attitude, thought, or action we commit that is contrary to the will of God, we want to confess it and repent of it, so we can continue to enjoy communion with the Holy Spirit.
“If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just and will forgive us our sins and purify us from all unrighteousness.” (1 John 1:9, NIV)
Today, ask yourself:
Am I developing an eternal perspective of life? When I become aware of my sins, do I confess and repent?
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