The message on Sunday, April 10, was from Psalm 90. Before discussing these questions as a group, read through that Psalm together.
Psalm 90:12 reads: “So teach us to number our days that we may get a heart of wisdom.” Our present-day American culture values things like wealth, possessions, beauty, strength, and youth, but does not place much value on wisdom. God, however, does value wisdom, and he tells us in Scripture that those other things fade away and ultimately have little to no worth. If God values wisdom then we should as well. In Psalm 90 Moses tells us that “numbering our days” is one way to get wisdom.
- What does it mean to “number our days”?
- What is the connection between numbering our days and getting a heart of wisdom? How does the one result in the other?
- Moses didn’t say, “Teach me to number my days.” Rather, he said, “Teach us to number our days.” God doesn’t intend for us to do this on our own; rather, he intends for us to help each other along. This may sound like I’m contradicting what I just said, but one way you can do that is to tell others how God is teaching you to number your days. So, how is God teaching you to number your days? What have you learned?
- What wisdom have you gained in this learning experience?