29 July: Divine Eternality vs Human Frailty
If it’s true that “Men are from Mars and Women are from Venus”, then what distinct differences exist between humanity and our divine Creator?
READ PSALM 90 Make notes, if you’d like, of what stands out for you. Feel free to use the “Leave a Comment” box below to also write some of your thoughts.
A THOUGHT FOR TODAY:
I can’t read this Psalm without remembering that July morning in the summer of 2009. Faint music from a violin seemed to fill my imagination as I read the words: “… the days of our life are seventy years, or eighty if we have strength. Yet their span is but labour and sorrow for they quickly pass and we fly away…” [v10] It caused me to lean back on my pillows and closed my eyes. If you’ve read the Chronicles of Narnia book: Prince Caspian, you’ll remember that funeral music, drifting across time from the distant land of Narnia. It filled the air in Aslan’s country as the two storybook children wept over the body of the dead King Caspian, at rest on the river bed. Within three days from that moment, we were forced to face the music when our own prince was gone.
So two things about this Psalm stand out for me now, and it highlights the eternal constancy of our divine Maker vs. the temporal (and unstable) nature of life lived within human frailty. Moses (who wrote today’s Psalm) knew that God is not only omnipresent (ever-present), constant and sure for us, but that “a thousand years in His sight is like a day that’s just gone by or (even shorter), like a watch of the night”. [v4] So, after seeing first hand just how quickly and easily it is to come, and to go, in and out of this life, I now know how important it is to walk closely with my Maker “numbering my days anew, so that I gain a heart of wisdom”. [v12]
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Finding it hard to connect with the One walking life with you? The rest of this webpage uses Jesus’ own prayer to help…[a]
THE LORD’S PRAYER:
1. Praise: “Our Father in heaven, hallowed be Your Name. Your Kingdom come! Your will be done on earth as it is in heaven …”
Come, let us worship and bow down. Let’s kneel before the Lord our Maker because He’s our God and we’re the people in His hands; the sheep of His pasture. [Psalm 95:6-7]
2. Ask: “…Give us today our daily bread…”
The World: Government decisions in Jordan[b]
Your Country: The work of churches and charities
Yourself: Deeper commitment to your Maker
Your concerns for today
I can’t wait, Lord, for the Day when I see all the earth tremble before You. Let the heavens be glad, let the earth rejoice, and let them say among the nations, “The Lord reigns!” [1 Chronicles 16:30-31]
3. Admit: “…Forgive us our sin as we forgive those who sin against us…”
Father God, You’ve demonstrated Your own love toward humanity in that, while we were still sinners, Christ died for us. [Romans 5:8]
4. Protect: “…Lead us not into temptation but delivers us from evil.
Surely the Lord, the Lord himself, is my salvation. I’ll trust and not be afraid because He’s my strength and my defence. He’s become my salvation. [Isaiah 12:2]
“For Yours Lord is the Kingdom, the Power and the Glory now and forever. Amen!”
When Jesus was questioned, tested, tricked or in His hour of great need, He always spoke things that were previously written in God’s Word.[c] Following these memory verses from ten topics, will help you learn 52 verses from the bible in a year! THIS WEEK’S MEMORY VERSE: Topic = Our Maker’s Handbook
“But his delight is in the Law of the Lord, and on His Law he meditates day and night.” [Psalm 1:2]
[a] Matthew 6:5-15
[c] Matthew 4:4,6,7,10; 11:10; 21:13; and 26:24,31