Psalms, chapter 90

God wants to give us everlasting life.Our time and vision is to short to fulfill the plans God has for us.

Our Bible reading for today is from Psalms 90, the verse of reference in  is: 

 “A thousand years in your sight are like a day that has just gone by, or like a watch in the night. Our days may come to seventy years, or eighty, if our strength endures; yet the best of them are but trouble and sorrow, for they quickly pass, and we fly away.” (Psalms 90:4,10 NIV).


The temporal view of men and the divine timelessness

Historical Commentary. – Psalm 90 is the only Psalm of psaltery that names Moses as its author. Some scholars argue that the psalm was written at the end of Moses life, which coincides with the scene of Deuteronomy 2. It is a contrast to God’s eternity and firmness with the unstable and fleeting life of man. 

Thing are temporal in humanity. – All that men projects or plans either in the  their professional or personal life is subject to their lifetime. Moses reminds us that life is short, the life of most people do not exceed the 80s. Besides, life is truncated by premature deaths, diseases that limit professional practice or other circumstances that disrupt life plans. For these reasons, we must pray, “Take me oh Lord! as entirely yours. I lay all my plans at Thy feet. Use me today in Thy service. Abide with me, and let all my work be wrought in Thee.” Surrender all your plans to Him, to be carried out or given up as His providence shall indicate. This lets you give every day of your life in the hands of God CC 70. 

Divine Timelessness. – Unlike our short and limited life our creator, God, is eternal … A thousand years is as a day (v. 4). This doe snot imply that God has no consciousness of time or sequence of events, the psalmist says that our times are in his hand, he is aware of our time. Consider for a moment life, that one may live and live with no prospective of ever dying. That’s what God offers us, He only asks us to surrender our lives to Him.


Father and eternal God. We recognize that the best plans we make are dissipated by the brevity of our lives. We ask you to grant us the privilege of living eternally with our families and friends in your presence. In the name of Jesus, amen.

By Dr. Franz Rios and Pablo Rios
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