So teach us to number our days, that we may apply our hearts unto wisdom – Psalm 90:12
My son and I used to sing, “This is the day that the Lord has made, let us rejoice and be glad in it” Every morning, I thank God for waking me up to enjoy another day. Each day is a gift from Him. Each day, we see His goodness, love and mercy toward us. Each day is an opportunity to right wrongs, make positive changes and to grow in wisdom.
Moses, the man of God, wrote Psalm 90, which is actually a prayer, asking God to teach us to number our days. What does that mean? It means that life is short and precious. We live each day mindful that it could our last and we live each moment wisely. We should not take life for granted. We don’t know how many days we have left on this earth. This is why we ought to cherish each moment.
Life is like grass. It flourishes one moment and then the next it withers. It is fragile. It is temporary. And this is why we ought to understand and appreciate the shortness of our days so that we live our lives wisely with God’s help. With each new day there is renewed hope in His mercy.