Psalm 90:12 gives us another insight into understanding God’s timetable. “Teach us to number our days, that we may gain a heart of wisdom.”
So how do we number our Days as Psalm 90 directs? The first few verses of the Psalm point us in the right direction. From the formation of the earth, the Creator had the generations of humanity in mind. Isaiah 46:9-10 confirms, “For I am God and there is no other; I am God and there is none like Me, declaring the end from the beginning.” It makes sense that God’s Word tells us the when the Days started and when they will end.
A popular musical declares: “Let’s start at the very beginning, a very good place to start.” Our beginning is the book of Genesis, which just so happens to mean “the Beginning.” So we’ve got our first marker. It opens with a seven-day account of creation, with six days of work and one day of rest. It’s a seven-day pattern that gets repeated throughout the Bible—not to mention our own calendars.
Why 7 days? Why not 10 or 1? Or in a nanosecond? Why did God have to rest when He’s so powerful? Is there something we need to see here as Levelers?
The New Testament apostles recognized this 7-day pattern as a prophetic “shadow” of the Days of mankind. They understood the plan of redemption as a great Week of seven 1,000-year Days. And they acknowledged that it has cosmic proportions!