Tuesday, July 10, 2018

Hall: how to count your life

Tuesday, July 10, 2018
    Now, brothers, about times and dates we do not need to write to you, for you know very well that the day of the Lord will come like a thief in the night.
    —1 Thessalonians 5:1-2 (NIV)
    Every day is a little life; and our whole life is but a day repeated: whence it is that old Jacob numbers his life by days; and Moses desires to be taught this point of holy arithmetic—To number, not his years, but his days. [And so, those] that dare lose a day, are dangerously prodigal; those that dare misspend it, desperate.
    ... Joseph Hall (1574-1656), from a letter, The Works of the Right Reverend Joseph Hall, v. VI, Oxford: University Press, 1863, p. 280 (see the book)
    See also 1 Thess. 5:1-6; Gen. 29:20; Ps. 39:4-5; 90:12; Isa. 40:6-7; Jas. 4:14
Quiet time reflection:
    Lord, every day with You is blessed.
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