A New Year's Prayer
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A New Year's Prayer

Psalms 90:12  (ID: 1712)

Psalm 90:12 offers simple and vital instruction for the New Year: “Teach us to number our days, that we may gain a heart of wisdom.” As Alistair Begg clarifies, this verse doesn’t promise to help us accurately forecast the length of our lives. Instead, it tasks us with seeing our actions in the scope of eternity. As we contemplate Psalm 90, we are encouraged to “number our days” so that we might live wisely to God’s glory.


12So teach us to number our days

that we may get a heart of wisdom.

Copyright © 2020, Alistair Begg. Used by permission. All rights reserved.

Scripture taken from The Holy Bible, English Standard Version. Copyright ©2001 by Crossway Bibles, a publishing ministry of Good News Publishers. Used by permission. All rights reserved. Text provided by the Crossway Bibles Web Service.

Alistair Begg
Alistair Begg is Senior Pastor at Parkside Church in Cleveland, Ohio, and the Bible teacher on Truth For Life, which is heard on the radio and online around the world.