Psalm 90:12 has something to teach us about time.
As we start the new year, it is good to consider time and how we use it. God, who created time and lives outside of it, is eternal.
We, in contrast, are given finite lives here on earth. Moses in this Psalm prays and asks God to show him how to consider carefully the time given to us.
Only God knows how much time we have on earth. Though we don’t know the day of our death, we can know how to live and live abundantly through Jesus Christ. Accepting our limited lifespan will lead us to seek God’s wisdom everyday.
We need God’s wisdom to teach us:
– that our days are fleeting and precious
– how to make use of our time for God’s glory and his Kingdom
– how to live in light of God’s love, mercy and saving power.
Yes, Lord, show us how to properly number our days so we can focus on receiving and following your wisdom.