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14. Motivation for the Soul (Psalm 90)

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Psalms: Nourishment for the Soul (part fourteen)

Moses wrote Psalm 90, the oldest psalm in the book. This prayer records Moses’ description of our everlasting God and people’s frailty in comparison. He also claims that God responds to our sinfulness with anger and wrath, causing us to melt in fear. Both our transitory life and our response to God’s anger highlight our mortality. Our lives are ephemeral and frail. Yet Moses reminds us of these realities so that he might motivate holy conduct toward God. Those who properly measure their days while seeking God’s pleasure will prove faithful to Him. “Living for Jesus through earth’s little while, my dearest treasure the light of His smile.”

Related Topics: Man (Anthropology), Prayer, Character of God