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Wednesday, October 24, 2012


Psalm 90 helps us compare our lives with God’s.

Let’s start with us:
            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. So teach us to number our days, that we may apply our hearts unto wisdom. O satisfy us early with thy mercy; that we may rejoice and be glad all our days. Make us glad according to the days wherein thou hast afflicted us (Psalm 90:10, 12, 14-15a).

God gives us a general life expectancy of 70 years. These verses indicate that we should take advantage of the days God gives us, because our time on earth is short.

Now, let’s look at God:
            Before the mountains were brought forth, or ever thou hadst formed the earth and the world, even from everlasting to everlasting, thou art God. For a thousand years in thy sight are but as yesterday when it is past, and as a watch in the night (Psalm 90:2, 4).

God is.
He was.
He always has been, always is, always will be.

Eternity isn’t an easy concept for us. We’re ruled by time. Everything we understand has a beginning and an ending. We age—not a happy thought, I know. Projects are done on timetables. We measure our lives in years. (Happy Birthday!)

God is. This eternal God we serve identifies Himself as “I Am.” This attribute of God—that He is eternal—reveals to us His greatness. His eternality reveals His superiority to everything (He’s the Creator of it all!) and everyone. (He planned and created us, too.) It is awesome to think about God always having been and that He will never have an end. The concept of a thousand years being like yesterday or the same thousand years being like a three-hour night watch almost boggles the mind. But, it’s true. God understands time, but He’s eternal. His time has no time.

In comparison, what can we say? Our life is a vapour, that appeareth for a little time, and then vanisheth away (James 4:14). A very insignificant vapor compared with an eternal, all-powerful, all-knowing God.

What a great God!

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