“Teach us to number our days aright, that we may gain a heart of wisdom.” Psalms 90:12
This Bible verse is really interesting for a number of different reasons. Psalm 90 was actually written by Moses, the only one Moses wrote. Secondly, I find it really interesting that Moses says that we ought to gain a heart of wisdom. Wisdom is often a character trait that we associate with the mind. But here, Moses advises us to number our days that our hearts may become wise. That’s really interesting to me. It raises a lot of questions. What’s the difference between a mind of wisdom and a heart of wisdom? And how does numbering our days make our hearts wise? To me, this Bible verse goes along well with another verse I quoted earlier.
“For death is the destiny of every man; the living should take this to heart.” Ecclesiastes 7:2
Realizing that life is short is one of the very first steps to real wisdom. So many people get caught up in things that don’t ever really matter, never realizing that our days are numbered and that those days are few. Realizing that our days are few should give us a drive to make the most of the days we’ve been given. It should motivate us to persevere through difficulty and trials. That to me, is what having a heart of wisdom is all about.