So teach us to number our days, that we may apply our hearts unto wisdom.
– Psalm 90:12
Whereas ye know not what shall be on the morrow. For what is your life? It is even a vapour, that appeareth for a little time, and then vanisheth away.
Wherefore he saith, Awake thou that sleepest, and arise from the dead, and Christ shall give thee light. See then that ye walk circumspectly, not as fools, but as wise, Redeeming the time, because the days are evil. Wherefore be ye not unwise, but understanding what the will of the Lord is.
Withal praying also for us, that God would open unto us a door of utterance, to speak the mystery of Christ, for which I am also in bonds: That I may make it manifest, as I ought to speak. Walk in wisdom toward them that are without, redeeming the time. Let your speech be always with grace, seasoned with salt, that ye may know how ye ought to answer every man.
– Colossians 4:3-6
As I ponder over my years, I confess that in my youth, time was seen as a slow moving impediment to finally reach adulthood. And as an adult, time was bartered for the temporary pleasures of this world in the hope that joy would continue beyond the morrow. As the morrow approached and the abundance of time abated, time was finally seen for what it truly is. The most precious of commodities; Traded foolishly during our youth, and in the end, valued above a kings treasure.