Moses, a great leader to the Israelites, wrote this Psalm and he remarked “teach us”. We need the Father to teach us daily the importance of investing the day he has given us wisely. Teach us about walking circumspectly. “The greek word for circumspect carries the idea of walking with precision and accuracy.” We also want to walk with purpose and meaning.
It can be so easy to forget the importance of “numbering our days”. I realize there have been periods of my life where I didn’t number my days. I was personally living for myself, my desires and pleasures. I wasn’t living into the fullest potential of my gifting and talents. I wasn’t dedicating the day and the work unto the Lord. Again, I was living, but wasn’t living to my fullest potential.
I also didn’t have the self- discipline I needed to gain a heart of wisdom. It takes intimacy with the Lord and time devoted to the study of scripture to gain a wise heart. How does your personal walk with the God look like? Do you give ample time to studying and knowing the Word? If not, I’d like to challenge you today to start. Get out your bible, notebook, and a commentary on what you want to study. Dedicate it to the Lord and see what He might do in and through you.
Moses ends Psalm 90 with these words of wisdom and longing. “May the favor of the Lord rest on us; establish the work of our hands– yes, establish the work of our hands.” Establish means to “make firm or reliable, strengthen, make true, fulfill.” May this become our prayer as we seek to live out His Word in greater fullness and meaning.