|Teach us to number our days aright, |
that we may gain a heart of wisdom.
|So teach us to number our days, that we may apply our hearts unto wisdom.|
|So teach us to number our days, |
That we may present to You a heart of wisdom.
|Psalm 90:12 |
In the light of eternity (vv. 1-4), life is brief-no matter how long you live. You need God's help to use your days wisely (v. 12) and joyfully (vv. 14-15). There is real satisfaction in doing God's will (v. 14; 1 John 2:17), revealing God's glory (v. 16) and growing in God's beauty (v. 17). In spite of the burdens of life and the brevity of life, life is worth living when you trust the Lord.
: Thomas Nelson.
This psalm (Psalm 90) is the only one written by Moses and thus the oldest in the Psalter.