Teach us to number our days, that we may gain a heart of wisdom. Psalm 90:12
As a person is waiting for something exciting and fun to happen that is planned, he will often count the days until it is supposed to happen. The days will appear to drag by slowly, never seeming to get there. Children are known for this waiting for a birthday, Christmas or school getting out for the summer.
When a person is young, he feels as if he has lots of time to do whatever he wants. He has his whole life ahead of him. It is almost as if he feels he will live forever. Many in the world will think this way, and then also live this way.
They will choose to live in sinful ways, not knowing or thinking that there is coming a day when it will be over and there will be a day of reckoning.
Moses asked God to help him number his days. He wanted to do this in order to gain a heart of wisdom.
Knowing and understanding that a person has only a limited number of days on this earth can bring some wisdom. It will cause the person to think about what his actions are and how important they really are or are not.
Some will waste their days playing games, while others will be productive.
Believers will also need to number their days. They only have a short time on this earth. This has a two-fold meaning. One that he has a short time to be a witness and tell as many people as possible who Jesus is.
The other is that when going through troubles and hardships, he can know it is only temporary. It is only for short time before it will all be over.
Both ways gives a person wisdom in how to really live his life for God.
Regardless of what your age is, you can still number your days. You may be young with a longer life ahead of you, or you may be older nearing the end.
Each day you live on this earth, you have an opportunity to be His witness. You also have the opportunity to make the right choice in how you live for and serve God with your life. You also know that the struggles will come to an end soon.
Ask God to help you number your days, so that you may live your life in the right way for Him.
I pray today that God will reveal to you how short your life is; that God will show you what you need to do each day for Him; that you will choose to live for God daily; and that you will know the hope you have in Jesus.