Numbering Our Days

Teach us to number our days, that we may gain a heart of wisdom. (Psalm 90:12 NIV)

“Show me, LORD, my life’s end and the number of my days; let me know how fleeting my life is.” (Psalm 39:4 NIV)

How do we do that?

Know that this life will come to an end.
Just as people are destined to die once, and after that to face judgment,
(Hebrews 9:27 NIV)

Life in this world is so brief and short.
Why, you do not even know what will happen tomorrow. What is your life? You are a mist that appears for a little while and then vanishes. (James 4:14 NIV)

Be wise in your use of each day.
For you have spent enough time in the past doing what pagans choose to do– living in debauchery, lust, drunkenness, orgies, carousing and detestable idolatry.
(1 Peter 4:3 NIV)

Move on from the past and strive toward the future focused on God.
Forgetting what is behind and straining toward what is ahead,I press on toward the goal to win the prize for which God has called me heavenward in Christ Jesus. (Philippians 3:13-14 NIV)