“Teach us to number our days aright, that we may gain a heart of wisdom.” (Psalm 90:12)
Moses is credited with writing Psalm 90. Empowered by the Holy Spirit he cries out to the Lord for mercy and rescue from God’s wrath. He pleads for his limited time on earth to be pleasing to God and productive for the Kingdom.
These are anxious days. The state of the world is uncertain. Frustration and fear grip most people. The tone of Psalm 90 sounds like it could have been written yesterday. Moses, pleads with God , “We are consumed by your indignation, You have set our iniquities before you, our secret sins in the light of your presence.” (Psalm 90:7-8) His sins before him, he is just like us when we realize that we have created our own troubles through our disobedience to our Creator. Like Moses, we should be uncomfortable as we reflect on where our sin has lead us praying that God “establish the work of (my) hands (now)” and help me “gain a heart of wisdom.” (Psalm 90:17, 12)
When we are called before the Lord in judgement, everything we have ever done will be laid bare before Him. Yes, even though we are saved our Father will show us what he saw in us even the “secret sins” we comitted when we thought no one was watching. He is coming, and he may be here sooner than we think.
My prayer. Father again I confess the secret sins still present in my life. Despite the relationship you have offered to me, I continue to put myself and the desires of my sinful nature ahead of your will. Teach me Father to “number my days aright” before my time in your earthly service has passed me by. Thank you Lord for your mercy and grace and for establishing the work of my hands that I might store up my treasures in heaven. In Jesus name I pray, Amen!