Morning devotion: Read Psalm 90

Psalms 90:1  ¶<<A Prayer of Moses the man of God.>> Lord, thou hast been our dwelling place in all generations. 2  Before the mountains were brought forth, or ever thou hadst formed the earth and the world, even from everlasting to everlasting, thou art God. 3  Thou turnest man to destruction; and sayest, Return, ye children of men. 4  For a thousand years in thy sight are but as yesterday when it is past, and as a watch in the night. 5  Thou carriest them away as with a flood; they are as a sleep: in the morning they are like grass which groweth up. 6  In the morning it flourisheth, and groweth up; in the evening it is cut down, and withereth.

Psalm 90 is the oldest of the Psalms having been written by Moses. It was Moses who wrote the first five books of the Old Testament as well. The bible says: 2 Peter 1:21  For the prophecy came not in old time by the will of man: but holy men of God spake as they were moved by the Holy Ghost. Being moved by God, Moses also wrote this Psalm, a prayer of Moses.

Truly God (Adoni – the master) is our dwelling place; he is the one to whom all Christians go and live and abide. He is the one to whom we trust.

Before God (El Ale – the mighty one) created all things, he was. From everlasting to everlasting, he is. He is the great “I Am.”

Re 1:8  I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the ending, saith the Lord, which is, and which was, and which is to come, the Almighty.

Before there was time, space and matter, there was God. He formed all things.

Genesis 1:1  In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth. 2  And the earth was without form, and void; and darkness was upon the face of the deep. And the Spirit of God moved upon the face of the waters.

In light of all this, Moses then focuses on man. Oh, little man, how frail and brief is the life of man compared to God, compared to the eternal. Man is but dust. He was formed of dust and to dust man returns.

Genesis 3:19  In the sweat of thy face shalt thou eat bread, till thou return unto the ground; for out of it wast thou taken: for dust thou art, and unto dust shalt thou return.

Man’s life is so brief, it is compared to the grass of the field in verses five and six. Psalms 90:5  Thou carriest them away as with a flood; they are as a sleep: in the morning they are like grass which groweth up. 6  In the morning it flourisheth, and groweth up; in the evening it is cut down, and withereth.

1 Peter 1:24  For all flesh is as grass, and all the glory of man as the flower of grass. The grass withereth, and the flower thereof falleth away:

What will you do in this brief life you have? Will you dwell in the Lord, who is the essence of life and giveth life and eternal life? Or, will you reject this truth and believe that you are more than you are? We will all return to the dust, that is an irrefutable truth. The question then rises, what then, what will happen afterwards? That, my friend is answered in verse one.

“Lord, thou hast been our dwelling place in all generations.”

The choice is still yours,

Pastor Cook