Thursday, May 20, 2010

A Countdown That Leads to Heart Wisdom. Psalm 90:12

God Loves You
We all want to be wise, but we wonder how to attain wisdom.

“Teach us to number our days aright, that we may gain a heart of wisdom.” Psalm 90:12.

This verse is a kind of prayer. The Bible encourages us to pray and ask God to give us wisdom and here we see a specific request to include in that prayer.

We ask God to “Teach us to number our days.” We must be willing to learn from God. Since only God knows the number of our days He alone is fit to teach us. God has assigned the number of days for each of us, and He knows where we are in the count.

We do not number our years but our days. Since days are shorter; it reminds us that we are very mortal and our days are very temporary. We should not squander them, but should use our time with judgment and not put off the good we can do. We are only given so many and when they are spent there is no going back.

We live one day at a time. Every day is a blessing and a gift. We should treat it as such and live it with gratitude, humility, service and love.

One day will be our last and then we will stand before God- today maybe that day. As Christians we are trusting in the saving work and death of Christ we know the hope of heaven, but we will have to give account for the lives we live and numbering our days gives us focus on that future day. How should I live if today is the closing chapter of my life? What would I not leave undone or unsaid? What is a little slight or a small defeat, what will it matter if someone hurt our feelings, or stepped on our toe? We begin to think about bigger things, like love, service, and God.

What is a "heart of wisdom?" It is to be wise down to your very foundation. It is wisdom in its purest form, not the passing wisdom of these times but wisdom that sees eternity. Wouldn’t you want to have a heart of wisdom; to be a person who is wise all the way to their core? This verse is an exciting promise and great hope that we WILL gain a heart of wisdom. This heart of wisdom is not a myth, one may indeed gain it.

Our days are few may we live them well.


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