“So teach us to number our days, that we may gain a heart of wisdom” (Psalm 90:12).
This was the verse inscribed over the archway in the high-school from which I graduated. It teaches us that we better number our days and make the most of them.
An interesting feature of this Psalm is that it was written by Moses around B.C. 1,500, about 500 years before David wrote many of the other Psalms. Moses lived to be 120 years of age and understood the brevity of life. (Even 120 years pale in comparison to eternity). So it is very imperative that we apply our hearts unto wisdom, not knowing how long we are going to live upon this earth. There’s no guarantee!
May I suggest that wisdom in the Bible is the application of divine revelation, and it is personified in the person of the Lord Jesus Christ. Paul says that He (Christ) is our wisdom (I Corinthians 1:24, 30)! How foolish it is to postpone things until tomorrow. Folks, there may not be a tomorrow for you here on this earth. And after this, the judgment of God (Hebrews 9:27). Are you prepared to meet your Maker?
An old Amish proverb has it that we get too soon old and too late smart. Don’t risk an eternity in the lake of fire (hell). Be wise, number your days, and trust the Lord Jesus Christ to give you everlasting life by believing in Him!