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Psalm 90 – Life is brief

October 26, 2005

v.2. “From everlasting to everlasting you are God”. I heard a speaker give a demonstration of this verse. We were in a large hall at the time and she said, “Imagine this entire room represents everlasting time, that is, time from God’s point of view”. She took an A4 folder and dropped in the middle of the room and said, “Then this folder would represent time from the start of Genesis until now.” Makes one feel quite small.

Therefore, because life is brief, we need to number our days aright (v.12). That is, to spend our time wisely. Interestingly this doesn’t mean we need to be constantly doing stuff as God is apparently very keen on celebration. Many times in the Old Testament God told his people to do no regular work but to celebrate certain feasts and special days. Apart from the weekly Sabbath, there are six of these occasions in the Israelites year and two of these, the Feast of Unleavened Bread and the Feast of Tabernacles lasted for seven days (Leviticus 23).

v.14 “Satisfy us in the morning with your unfailing love”. If we could grasp God’s amazing love for us we would be satisfied, singing for joy and glad all of our days.

During this next week I plan to look at Psalm 109 but as I am minding my niece and nephews this week it may be tricky. Hopefully I’ll post about it next Thursday.

by Susan Barnes
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Susan Barnes

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