Psa 90:12 So teach us to number our days that we may get a heart of wisdom.
As tomorrow is promised to no one, we need the wisdom of this verse to talk sense to us. Wisdom suggests the proper application of facts, the right direction and use of knowledge. It tells us to plan well for life, set things in order. Wisdom may overall improve lives but don’t expect it to guarantee it.
He whose heart is applied to seek it puts himself in such a position that he can think divinely and plan accordingly. If we believe that God governs by providence, we trust that He has a lot of ways of meeting needs that includes wisdom to do or prepare in certain areas without the aid of miracles.
Planning and putting things in order (like savings, life insurance etc.) does not deny living by faith. Faith and wisdom are not in conflict with each other, for by wisdom, Asa built fortified cities for their safety and raised an army for the days of battle (2Ch 14:6-8). And by faith he did not rely on his planning or preparation for successes but believed that God could use all, some or none of the things he applied wisdom to (2Ch 14:11). King Asa’s preparation indicates wisdom, relying on God even with the preparation is faith. Our confidence is not in our preparation, our confidence is in God who is all sufficient.