Psalms 90:12 (NIV) Are you numbering your days? Are you aware that they are numbered? Are you aware that this may be your last, or that you may have many years left, and that either way your time is limited? Do you seek a heart of wisdom? ……..
The amplified version of the Bible says it another way: “So teach us to number our days, That we may cultivate and bring to You a heart of wisdom.”
What does it mean to cultivate wisdom? I know what it doesn’t mean. I know it doesn’t mean coast through life without a care or concern for the things of God. I know it doesn’t mean, be content where you are because you know plenty. I know it doesn’t mean, retire and let the young people take over because you’ve done your part.
See? It’s not a very long life after all. However, the Lord gives us the gift of seasons so we can fully maximize each stage life brings us into. The earlier we learn how to spend each well, the more grateful and satisfied we will be at the end of our journey.
“Be very careful, then, how you live—not as unwise but as wise, making the most of every opportunity, because the days are evil. Therefore do not be foolish, but understand what the Lord’s will is.” Ephesians 5:15-17
Lord, please help us to cultivate a heart of wisdom until our days are spent. Lord, help us to never be complacent with what we think we already know. Help us to continue to grow, learn, memorize, pray and study until our days here are done. Lord, help us to number our days, that we may get a heart of wisdom!
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