Psalms Chapter 90
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The eternity of God, the frailty of man. (1-6) Submission to Divine chastisements. (7-11) Prayer for mercy and grace. (12-17)
1-6 It is supposed that this psalm refers to the sentence passed on Israel in the wilderness, #Nu 14|. The favour and protection of God are the only sure rest and comfort of the soul in this evil world. Christ Jesus is the refuge and dwelling-place to which we may repair. We are dying creatures, all our comforts in the world are dying comforts, but God is an ever-living God, and believers find him so. When God, by sickness, or other afflictions, turns men to destruction, he thereby calls men to return unto him to repent of their sins, and live a new life. A thousand years are nothing to God's eternity: between a minute and a million of years there is some proportion; between time and eternity there is none. All the events of a thousand years, whether past or to come, are more present to the Eternal Mind, than what was done in the last hour is to us. And in the resurrection, the body and soul shall both return and be united again. Time passes unobserved by us, as with men asleep; and when it is past, it is as nothing. It is a short and quickly-passing life, as the waters of a flood. Man does but flourish as the grass, which, when the winter of old age comes, will wither; but he may be mown down by disease or disaster.
7-11 The afflictions of the saints often come from God's love; but the rebukes of sinners, and of believers for their sins, must be seen coming from the displeasure of God. Secret sins are known to God, and shall be reckoned for. See the folly of those who go about to cover their sins, for they cannot do so. Our years, when gone, can no more be recalled than the words that we have spoken. Our whole life is toilsome and troublesome; and perhaps, in the midst of the years we count upon, it is cut off. We are taught by all this to stand in awe. The angels that sinned know the power of God's anger; sinners in hell know it; but which of us can fully describe it? Few seriously consider it as they ought. Those who make a mock at sin, and make light of Christ, surely do not know the power of God's anger. Who among us can dwell with that devouring fire?
12-17 Those who would learn true wisdom, must pray for Divine instruction, must beg to be taught by the Holy Spirit; and for comfort and joy in the returns of God's favour. They pray for the mercy of God, for they pretend not to plead any merit of their own. His favour would be a full fountain of future joys. It would be a sufficient balance to former griefs. Let the grace of God in us produce the light of good works. And let Divine consolations put gladness into our hearts, and a lustre upon our countenances. The work of our hands, establish thou it; and, in order to that, establish us in it. Instead of wasting our precious, fleeting days in pursuing fancies, which leave the possessors for ever poor, let us seek the forgiveness of sins, and an inheritance in heaven. Let us pray that the work of the Holy Spirit may appear in converting our hearts, and that the beauty of holiness may be seen in our conduct.
Comments for Psalms Chapter 90...
Ken Wohlbedacht's Psalms Chapter 90 comment on 2/11/2013, 9:10am...
Psalm 90, is a perfect example of our sinful ways, and the need to repent! Moses recognized the sins of the people, and sought Godís mercy to repent of their sinful ways. We all need to remember Moses and the trial and temptations of Godís chosen ones.
Randolph M.Vance JR's Psalms Chapter 90 comment on 12/13/2012, 5:34pm...
What an awesome promise in verse 10. Simply serve the LORD with all of your heart and you can claim seventy years of life (three score and ten). Most people believe that it is appointed when we will die but no, the scripture only says that it is appointed that we will die, -it does not say when, therefore, don't make the mistake of reading into the WORD more than what it is saying.
TT's Psalms Chapter 90 comment on 9/16/2012, 11:23am...
GEN. 6;1-7 DEALS WITH A JUDGEMENT ON SINFUL MANKIND. THE REFERENCE TO 120 YEARS I BELIEVE IS A WARNING AS TO HOW MUCH TIME TILL THAT JUDGEMENT
Andrť's Psalms Chapter 90 comment on 9/12/2012, 6:32am...
In Genesis 6:3, GOD sets manís lifetime at 120 years. And in Psalms 90:10, it says The days of our years are ..70, Ö 90 years. This seems to be a conflict, but it is not one actually. Because in Genesis 6:3 GOD sets a limit at 120 years, which does NOT necessarily means everybody will live out to that age, and in Psalms 90:10, in this prayer Moses is observing that Ďíthe days of our years are 70 to 90 yearsíí, this is what Moses often sees, but Moses himself lived 120 years (Deuteronomy 34:7).
However GODís grace and mercy are beyond any limitation, because Noah himself lived 950 years (Genesis 9:29), and that was after life limitation which took place in Genesis 6:3. So letís stick to GODís grace and mercy.
Neil pollock's Psalms Chapter 90 comment about verse 10 on 9/12/2012, 5:04am...
In the early chapters of Genesis God states that man can live up to 120 years. Why does this conflict with Psalms 90 ?
Gladys's Psalms Chapter 90 comment about verse 12 on 7/31/2012, 9:20am...
each of our days a numerated set apart for a particle purpose.God has a plan,provision and strenght for us for each day.today will not be like yesterday.
Joseph's Psalms Chapter 90 comment on 5/21/2012, 9:55am...
Moses,i mean on my formal post. not joshua though, he is a man full of the spirit of God
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