Number Our Days
James 3:13 says, "Who is a wise man and endued with knowledge among you? Let him show out of a good conversation (lifestyle) his works with meekness of wisdom." That wisdom is from above and is pure (James 3:17). Psalm 90:12 says, "So teach us to number our days, that we may apply our hearts unto wisdom."
How do we number our days and thereby learn God's wisdom? Every day we keep His eternal perspective. The circumstances ("good" or "bad") of our day today will be used by God to prepare us for tomorrow, until we run out of tomorrows and enter into eternity. He will use our today for His glory, for our good (Rom 8:28-30), and for the good of someone else (2 Cor 1:3-4).
Therefore. James 1:2-5 takes place when we learn to number our days and apply our hearts to wisdom.