Moses wrote Psalm 90. It is a reminder, from one of God’s great partners of how little power and control that we have–as compared to God. Few men understood God, his mission and his power more than Moses. God prepared Moses to lead the Israelites out of Egypt. He did so by raising him as a prince, training him as a shepherd, using him as a liberator and guiding him for 40+ years through the desert.
Moses saw God at his best and worst. He grew to love and honor God like few others. He tolerated the most stiff-necked slaves, and slowly changed them into warriors and victors. He wrote the books of the law and was Israel’s 1st picture of Jesus. So, when we look at his view of God, we should take note.
Moses knew God was eternal; so our limited view of life and time means little to God. He also knew that God could change course in a second. When we as people think we can control our lives; we are living an illusion. Moses knew people should be both humble and reverent as they seek God. Displaying any other attitude would be arrogant and would lead to a difficult end.
Today, God who owns time and space–still calls us to respect and honor him. If we choose to do so; he will lead, guide and protect us–as he has done for his folks since the beginning. We can trust God, as Moses did, and watch Him fulfill His plan for our lives. It will not be as we expect; for, God’s ways are not our ways. He will, complete all He has planned for us, if we will simply allow Him to take the lead and humbly follow, like Moses did.
God Bless You
Lord, you have been our dwelling place
throughout all generations.
2 Before the mountains were born
or you brought forth the whole world,
from everlasting to everlasting you are God.
3 You turn people back to dust,
saying, “Return to dust, you mortals.”
4 A thousand years in your sight
are like a day that has just gone by,
or like a watch in the night.
5 Yet you sweep people away in the sleep of death—
they are like the new grass of the morning:
6 In the morning it springs up new,
but by evening it is dry and withered.
7 We are consumed by your anger
and terrified by your indignation.
8 You have set our iniquities before you,
our secret sins in the light of your presence.
9 All our days pass away under your wrath;
we finish our years with a moan.
10 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.