Teach Us to Number Our Words

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One of the great lines in the Psalms is spoken by Moses in Psalm 90:12: “So teach us to number our days, That we may present to You a heart of wisdom.”

The idea of the verse is that God’s people need to consider carefully and often the brevity of life – to “number” their days – and to live in light of that calculation.

However, there is another type of numerical calculation that believers in Christ need to make: the number of our words.

Not, of course, to literally know how many words we speak per day (around 16,000 on average, according to one study).… Continue reading

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