Teach us to number our days, that we may gain a heart of wisdom. Psalms 90:12 (NIV)
To number our days means to value our time. To value our time is to know what it was given us for and therefore spend it on that. That’s the heart of wisdom.
Jesus had and operated in this heart of wisdom. Here is how He viewed and spent His time on earth.
John 9:4 (AMPC) We must work the works of Him Who sent Me and be busy with His business while it is daylight; night is coming on, when no man can work.
In talking about daylight here, Jesus refers to our life on earth when we have the time and opportunity to be and do something worthwhile and night refers to the moment when we depart from this world. Time spent with God, hearing and talking to Him, praising and thanking him, walking and working with Him is well lived and invested. It yields profits now here on earth and in eternity in the world to come – Mark 10:29-30
Like every other gift that God has freely given us, when we cheerfully give back time to God by spending it with him, serving him, it profits us, we enjoy and get satisfied. But time spent on pursuits where God is not involved is time wasted.
Jesus said whoever does not gather with Him scatters. Luke 11:23 (AMPC) He who is not with Me [siding and believing with Me] is against Me, and he who does not gather with Me [engage in My interest], scatters.
Whatever we give to God comes back to us in good measure, pressed down shaken together and running over-Luke 6:38.
Therefore, the time we give to God comes back many times multiplied over in quantity and quality. This means quality relationships and satisfying realized goals.