Psalm 90: 12 - "So teach us to number our days,
that we may apply our hearts unto wisdom."
This psalm of Moses brings to remembrance the sin of the people from the beginning and God’s judgement that came. We are reminded that sin has consequences and we would have no one to blame but ourselves. But God is different. He shows mercy (not getting what we deserve) and showers us with grace (getting what we don’t deserve). In this verse we know the time is coming when the “clock stops” or the “sand runs out” and we must give an account for our lives. So Moses is asking the Lord to help him learn to be aware of the days that are given to him that he may live them according to God’s ways and purposes for his life. Wisdom is “the fear of the Lord.” This is not about being afraid, but a humility of reverence for His Lordship over my life. Keeping this truth embedded in my heart will help me to known that while my days are numbered, my life is everlasting in His presence.
* "Pearls From the Psalms" is a collection of devos that is currently being written by Pastor Kevin. He is taking only one verse from each of the 150 Psalms (KJV) as the Lord leads. He begins each reading of the Psalms with this little prayer.
"Lord, open your word to me and then open me to your word."