Numbered Days

Does God have our days numbered? Does God have the day and circumstances of my death already planned? It is a secret of His sovereignty over my life in this world.

Buddy Amoroso, a Baton Rouge Councilman, was killed while riding his bicycle 6/30/18. (He was 61.) He was hit by a careless driver. I heard his wife on a news report. She said Buddy believed in Christ and he’s in heaven now. She said “God has our days numbered.” I looked up the Bible verse. Job 14:1, 5-6: “A man who is born of a woman is few of days and full of trouble… Since his days are determined, and the number of his months is with you, and you have appointed his limits that he cannot pass, look away from him and leave his alone, that he may enjoy… his day.” David wrote about how God formed him in his mother’s womb (139:16), “Your eyes saw my unformed substance; in your book were written every one of them, the days that were formed for me, when as yet there was none of them.” David knew his days were numbered.

If this is true, then it was God’s will for Buddy to be killed while riding his bicycle June 30, 2018. An angel of God could have pushed the car away and saved Buddy’s life. No. God planned the day and circumstance of his death, and Buddy had no idea when and how his days were numbered. He went for a ride on his bicycle and woke up in eternity.  I must admit this troubles me. What will be the day and circumstance of my death and entrance into eternal life? I’m actually looking forward to that day. I do not fear it. “I can only imagine.”

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