With five Psalms a day and one Proverb a day, both books of the Bible will be read completely through each month. Psalms tell/show us how to get along with God. Proverbs tell/show us how to get along with mankind.
I have several very favorite ones and for the next few Sundays, I will share one a Sunday. Today let’s look at Psalm 90.
“Lord, You have been our dwelling place in all generations. 2) Before the mountains were born, or You gave birth to the earth and the world, even from everlasting to everlasting, You are God. 3) You turn man back into dust and say ‘Return, O children of men,’ 4) For a thousand years in Your sight are like yesterday when it passes by or as a watch in the night. 5) You have swept them away like a flood, they fall asleep; in the morning they are like grass which sprouts anew. 6) In the morning it flourishes and sprouts anew; toward evening it fades and withers away. 7) For we have been consumed by Your anger and by Your wrath we have been dismayed. 8) You have placed our iniquities before You, our secret sins in the light of Your presence. 9) For all our days have declined in Your fury; We have finished our years like a sigh. 10) As for the days of our life, they contain seventy years, or if due to strength, eighty years, yet their pride is but labor and sorrow; for soon it is gone and we fly away 11) Who understands the power of Your anger and Your fury, according to the fear that is due you” 12) So teach us to number our days, that we may present to You a heart of wisdom. 13) Do return, O Lord: how long will it be? And be sorry for Your servants. 14) O satisfy us in the morning with Your lovingkindness, that we may sing for joy and be glad all our days. 15) Make us glad according to the days You have afflicted us, and the years we have seen evil. 16) Let Your work appear to Your servants and Your majesty to their children. 17) Let the favor of the Lord our God be upon us; and confirm for us the work of our hands; Yes confirm the work of our hands.”
So ends the reading of Psalm 90:1-17. The Psalm reads of the eternality of God and the frailty of man. Our God is a strong and mighty God and all things including mankind is in the palm of His hand. God and God alone is in control and will have the final say, in His final way, and on His timetable.
In His grasp, Marge