Teach us to number our days so we may obtain a heart of wisdom.
This Psalm is a sober reminder of the frailty of life.
Consider the folly of the world, chasing after things that won’t last, storing up treasures on earth, seeking pleasures that will wither and fade away. We need the wisdom of God that turns our hearts to desire the eternal. Do we have a sense of purpose? Have we considered what purpose the Lord might have for us, and how we might use the time He has given us to that end?
Lord, give us wisdom that we may invest our time in that which is of eternal value, so that we may fulfill the purpose for which you created us. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.