So teach us to number our days that we may get a heart of wisdom. (Psalm 90:12)

In this psalm, Moses reminds us of the fragility and shortness of life. God is eternal (v2), but our lives on earth end in the dust (v3). In light of the limited time on earth, Moses’s prayer was not to make himself richer, but for God’s people to become wiser. To use this short life to do God’s work (v16-17), to love God with our entire lives and to love our neighbor as ourselves. 

For you, that good work might look like caring for the children God has put under your care. Or being generous with your resources towards neighbors or family members who are in great financial need. It could look like faithfully doing a good job at the workplace that serves others in some way. It’s sharing the Good News of Jesus to those in your lives who have yet to worship Him. 

As we make the most of the life God has given us, let’s remember to serve Him out of the joy and satisfaction that He gives to us. Before we step into today’s opportunities, let’s pray as Moses did, “Satisfy us in the morning with your steadfast love, that we may rejoice and be glad all our days.”