Thursday, April 30, 2020

Psalms 90-95

What does it say?
Psalm 90: The Lord is God from everlasting to everlasting. Time does not mean the same to God as it does to man. God sees all of our sins; the life of a man is on average 70 to 80 years, Moses asks God to teach us to number our days and be wise. Moses asks the Lord to have favor on them and be pleased with their work. 
Psalm 91: The one who trust in the Lord has true security. The one who trust in the Lord will not fear death. God will send his angels to guide the ways of him who trusts in the Lord. The Lord says that he who trust Me, I will answer him and let him see My salvation. 
Psalm 92: It is good to sing praises to the Lord. The wicked are aloud to flourish, so that they might be destroyed forever. The one who trusts in the Lord will be exalted to declare that the Lord is righteous. 
Psalm 93: The Lord reigns and He is everlastingly clothed in majesty. The testimonies of the Lord are confirmed and holiness is His house forever. 
Psalm 94: The wicked flourish and the psalmist asks the Lord “how long?” God hears man’s words, He sees what man does and He knows the thoughts of man. The man whom the Lord chastens and teaches is blessed. The psalmist says, “The Lord has been my stronghold, and my God the rock of refuge.” 
Psalm 95: The psalmist says to praise the Lord for He created all and all belongs to Him. The psalmist encourages to kneel and worship the Lord who created us and he warns against unbelief. 

What does it mean?
The life of a man is very short. A thousand years are nothing in the mind of God, yet men on average live for about 70 to 80 years. Sure their are some who live longer but many live shorter. A wise man understands that his life is brief and he will have to answer to God for all that he has said, done and thought while he walked the earth. However, the man who trust in the Lord will be rewarded with exaltation that he does not deserve. We should praise and worship the Lord because He is the Creator and the Owner. The reign of the Lord is everlasting but our lives are brief. The wicked might flourish for a season but it is only for their destruction that God allows it. If you are chastened by God when you sin, you are blessed because if you are not chastened, God has appointed you for eternal destruction. Do not be caught in unbelief but praise God and worship Him. The unbeliever will not enter the rest of God.

What shall I do?
I realize the brevity of my life. We are all hear today and gone tomorrow. In the times that the psalmist wrote, men saw other men die. Today, men do not see death as real. The only time that they see someone die is in fiction, on a movie screen, or in a video game. As a Registered Nurse, working in an intensive care unit for over 20 years, I have seen death a thousand times. Yes, I realize the brevity of my life. I am amazed by unbelief in healthcare but there has always been unbelief in this world. We were created by God and He hears our words, sees what we do and knows our every thought. We will all answer to God. All have sinned and fall short of the glory of God. Justification is a gift, given by the grace of God alone, received through faith alone, in the Son of God Jesus Christ alone, for the glory of God alone, as it is written in Scripture alone. Therefore, I shall have repentance towards God and faith in Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of my sins.

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