Daily Devotional

Psalm 90:2, 4, 10, 12, 14

Even from everlasting to everlasting, You are God . . . . For a thousand years in Your sight are like yesterday when it passes by . . . . As for the days of our life, they contain seventy years, or if due to strength, eighty years . . . . So teach us to number our days that we may present to You a heart of wisdom . . . . O satisfy us in the morning with Your lovingkindness that we may sing for joy and be glad all our days . . . . Yes, confirm (i.e. give permanence to) the work of our hands.

Moses, the man of God, wrote these words to all of us earthlings. Even as an old man, he couldn’t be clearer. No matter how young or old we are today, we must all consider carefully his timeless messages for growing older gracefully, one 24-hour period at a time:
 
1. Our Eternal God is not bound by time.
2. The days of our earthly lives are numbered. Make them count for eternity!
3. We must live one day at a time presenting to Him every morning a heart of wisdom that seeks to apply His counsel in every area of our lives (cf. Ps. 32:8)
4. As we do, we can sing for joy and be filled with celebratory gladness.
5. He will give us “heavenly” reasons to rejoice all our days, even in the midst of “earthly” afflictions (cf. Ps. 90:15; Col. 3:1-4).
6. When we die, the work of our hands will have a permanent and lasting impact on others we leave behind. In fact, as the generations reflect on our good works on earth, we expect they will glorify our Father in Heaven (cf. Matt. 5:16).
 
In the last verse, Old Man Moses then presents what should be the daily theme of all of our lives: “Let the favor of the Lord our God be upon us...” (Ps. 90:17). May it be so, Eternal Father!
New American Standard Bible (NASB)
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