Morning devotion: Read Psalm 90

Psalms 90:7  ¶For we are consumed by thine anger, and by thy wrath are we troubled. 8  Thou hast set our iniquities before thee, our secret sins in the light of thy countenance. 9  For all our days are passed away in thy wrath: we spend our years as a tale that is told. 10  The days of our years are threescore years and ten; and if by reason of strength they be fourscore years, yet is their strength labour and sorrow; for it is soon cut off, and we fly away. 11  Who knoweth the power of thine anger? even according to thy fear, so is thy wrath.

Life is brief. This Psalm, written by Moses, who is no longer with us here on earth, is an example of that brevity. His life, although a great life, for he walked and talked with God, was brief. He lived 120 years. What is that when compared to eternity?

Verses seven tells us that we are consumed and our life is one of troubles. That is so true. Why? Why is our life consumed and why is it full of trouble? The answer is very simple, sin. God tells us that sin brings death. The penalty of sin is death. Let me explain.  

In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth, in that creation he made man. He placed man in the most wonderful place, the garden of Eden. Everything man could ever want was there, food, comfort and yes, even Jesus was there. God even said that is was very good. Everything was great.

God also gave Adam, a wonderful gift. He gave him the gift of choice. Adam could choose. He also gave Adam a command so he could exercise that gift. He could choose to do that which is pleasing to God or that which is not. He simply told Adam not to eat of the fruit of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil. One command was all Adam had. Circumstances changed when God gave Adam a wife, Eve. Eve was beguiled, tempted, tricked into making the wrong choice. Adam, by personal volition, chose to do that which was against the will of God. He ate of that fruit. Genesis 3:6, I Timothy 2:14 and 2 Corinthians 11:3.

As a result of Adam’s transgression, being the first man on earth, all of his children, you and I, have a sinful nature. I know, we all like to think that we are good and of pleasing morals. But the truth is we are not; we all have sinned. This sinful nature is what Moses was talking about. We have it, Israel had it and it is that which brings the consuming wrath of God.

Romans 5:12  Wherefore, as by one man (Adam) sin entered into the world, and death by sin; and so death passed upon all men, for that all have sinned:

However, God in his great love, gave us an out. He gave us his son Jesus to reconcile that difference. Jesus became to payment for sin. He satisfied the wrath of God and offers you the same choice Adam had. You can choose to believe God and his Son Jesus and be saved or not.

The choice is still yours,

Pastor Cook