Theme For David Jeremiah Devotional January 1 2021 – Number Your Days
So teach us to number our days, that we may gain a heart of wisdom.
Recommended Reading: Psalm 39:4-5
We arrive at this day every 365.25 days—the number of days it takes the earth to revolve around the sun. We call that period a year, and we call January 1 New Year’s Day. January 1 is a marker, telling us that time is moving on. Perhaps the most sobering reminder it brings is that our days are decreasing in number.
When things become scarce, we tend to treat them more valuably. The fewer dollars we have, the more careful our spending. The same applies to time. If we approach the end of our life with limited years left, we should be careful about how we live. For the Christian, that means asking a primary question: How am I doing with God? The Christian life is based on the idea of growth. Just as a healthy plant grows taller and more fruitful over time, so should our spiritual life. January 1 is a great opportunity to assess how we are growing in God.
Give thought and prayer today to where you are and where you could be spiritually at the end of this new year.
The year is made up of minutes: Let these be watched as having been dedicated to God.
G. Campbell Morgan