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Summary: Don’t waste your life pursuing pleasure; serve the Lord with all of your heart!

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Number your Days

May 7, 2017 Morning Service

Immanuel Baptist Church, Wagoner, OK

Rick Boyne

Message Point: Don’t waste your life pursuing pleasure; serve the Lord with all of your heart!

Focus Passage: Psalm 90:7-12

Supplemental Passage: And even when I am old and gray, O God, do not forsake me, Until I declare Your strength to this generation, Your power to all who are to come. (Psalms 71:18 NASB)

Introduction: Seconds in a day: 86,400

Minutes in a day: 1440

Minutes in a year: 525,600

Seconds in a year: 31,536,000

I have been alive 19289 days

I have been married 8919 days

Average American lifespan: 78.6 years or 28,708.65 days or 1,254,927.6 hours

Sleeping: 26.2 years or 9569.55 days or 229,669.2 hours

Eating: 3.2 years or 1196.19 days or 28708.65 hours

Working: (8hrs/day 50 yrs) 11.5 years or 4200 days or 100,800 hours

Watching TV (2.8 hrs/day) 8.75 years or 3195.93 days or 76702.5 hours

Reading Bible 15 minutes/day (age 10-78.6) 156.6 days or 3758.42 hours

Sunday School (50x/yr age 5-78.6) 153.33 days or 3680 hours

I. Life Is Hard

a. As for the days of our life, they contain seventy years, Or if due to strength, eighty years, Yet their pride is but labor and sorrow; For soon it is gone and we fly away. (Psalms 90:10 NASB)

b. Consider it all joy, my brethren, when you encounter various trials, knowing that the testing of your faith produces endurance. (James 1:2-3 NASB)

c. (Paul writes)Five times from the Jews I received forty stripes minus one. Three times I was beaten with rods, once I was stoned, three times I was shipwrecked. I have spent a night and a day in the deep. I have been in travels often; in dangers from waters; in dangers from robbers; in dangers from my race; in dangers from the heathen; in dangers in the city; in dangers in the wilderness; in dangers on the sea; in dangers among false brothers. I have been in hardship and toil; often in watchings; in hunger and thirst; often in fastings; in cold and nakedness; besides the things outside conspiring against me daily, the care of all the churches. (2 Corinthians 11:24-28 MKJV)

II. Life Is Short

a. As for the days of our life, they contain seventy years, Or if due to strength, eighty years, Yet their pride is but labor and sorrow; For soon it is gone and we fly away. (Psalms 90:10 NASB)

b. Yet you do not know what your life will be like tomorrow. You are just a vapor that appears for a little while and then vanishes away. (James 4:14 NASB)

c. "Honor your father and your mother, that your days may be prolonged in the land which the LORD your God gives you. (Exodus 20:12 NASB)

III. Life Is a Lesson

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

b. The fear of the LORD is the beginning of wisdom; A good understanding have all those who do His commandments; His praise endures forever. (Psalms 111:10 NASB)

c. Therefore be careful how you walk, not as unwise men but as wise, making the most of your time, because the days are evil. So then do not be foolish, but understand what the will of the Lord is. (Ephesians 5:15-17 NASB)


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