So teach us to number our days that we may apply our hearts to wisdom. (Psalm 90.12)
The older I get, … how should I complete that honestly? Like a lot of poetry, Psalm 90 looks at life’s experiences with quite frightening honesty. ‘The days of our life are three score years and ten, or if our strength endures, even four score; yet the sum of them is but labour and sorrow, for they soon pass away and we are gone’. The psalmist prays to be taught to count each day as precious. Taught – because we are so easily led into foolishness – taught to focus on being wise. Boring? Well, not if the alternative is to be scammed.