Psalm 90:12 (KJV)
12 So teach us to number our days, that we may apply our hearts unto wisdom.

The psalmist writes asking God to help us number our days for the reason of learning to apply wisdom to our hearts. For when a person does not see the limitation to their life they frivolously waste the precious time they have. Knowing there is a set limit on our days of life helps turn us to wisdom so that we may enrich and increase our lives.

In the movie The Bucket List two men meet who have terminal cancer. Although they have nothing in common except their disease they develop a bond of friendship. They set out to fulfill a wish list of to-dos looking to accomplish things they had always dreamed about. Realizing they only had a short time to live the men worked through the list one item at a time. The Psalmist reminds us to look at our days as though each day may be our last. We are to use each and every day to the fullest to seek out the wisdom of God and apply it to our hearts. May we make the best use of our life so that others may see how we lived for God.