What Does Psalm 90:12 Mean?

Teach us to number our days carefully so that we may develop wisdom in our hearts.

Psalm 90:12(HCSB)

Verse Thoughts

Too often we think in terms of years and make plans for the far distant future, and yet we are instructed to live one day at a time and not to even worry ourselves about the needs of tomorrow, for each day has sufficient trouble of its own.

The children of Israel were given one day’s supply of manna in the wilderness in order that they might learn to trust in the sufficient provision of the Lord, Who never failed to provide for their daily needs – and we also need to learn this important lesson too.

We should not only reflect on the brevity of our time here on earth and recognise that our times are in God’s hands and that He has scheduled every day of our life to bring glory to Himself but also that we should make the best use of our time, during our brief sojourn on earth, by redeeming the time and making the most of every opportunity we have on earth.

This world is not our home for we have a heavenly citizenship and a glorious inheritance secured for us in heaven – but every day of our lives is an opportunity that God has graciously given us to use wisely and diligently for His glory, for the victorious life that has been lived wisely and well is the one that has honoured the Lord in thought, word and deed.

May the Lord teach each one of us to number our days carefully, so that we may develop wisdom in our hearts – by faith in Christ Jesus, our Saviour.

My Prayer

Heavenly Father, thank You for each day of my life and for the opportunities that You have given me to live a life, as unto You. May each day of my life, from this day forward, be exercised in a way that is pleasing to You, so that in all I say and do You may be glorified, in Jesus name I pray, AMEN.

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