Birthday Reflections on Time

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

Time’s a funny thing. We who keep close track of our age, and even the number of months of a baby’s life, may lose track of the time we spend perusing Pinterest or checking our newsfeed.

It’s not hard to track how many days have passed. But ideally our tracking should serve a purpose–gaining a heart of wisdom. Spurgeon puts it this way:

“Numeration is a child’s exercise in arithmetic, but in order to number their days aright the best of men need the Lord’s teaching.”

Why gain wisdom? To know best how to spend the gift of time. To God be the glory!