Today’s Daily Bible Reading is from Psalm 90:1-17. Psalm 90 is a prayer of Moses. Yes, that Moses, the one-time murdering Egyptian prince, Exodus, Ten-Commandment Moses. Did you know his Praises/Psalms were included in the book of Psalms? Moses was a man of God. God used him to lead His people. Moses started this Psalm acknowledging God as our eternal dwelling place. He reminds the people that even before the world was created God existed.
In Revelation 1:8 God says, “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.” A thousand years in God’s eyes is like a day, which is hard for us to comprehend.
The Bible tells us that God created man from the dust of the earth and when we die we will return to the earth. Scientists are always studying and trying to find out where man came from. It is amazing to me when you hear a lot of them talk they finally, after going through all their investigation, acknowledge God’s creation of man such as in this article by Francis Collins: A Scientific Basis for God.
Moses talks about the flood and how God destroyed mankind because of their disobedience. Moses questioned God about how long He would pour out His wrath on them. Moses was a great leader and was concerned for the people.
In this life we’ll have trouble. We’ll have to suffer loss and disappointment. Those who aren’t believers don’t have any hope. They turn to all kinds of things to try to deal with the things of this life.
Believers have the hope of the return of Christ and have God to lean on when trouble comes in their lives. Moses saw a lot of trouble in his life and he longed for God to return and shine the beauty of the LORD on them and establish the work of their hands.
Daily Bible Reading:
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.
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.
12 So teach us to number our days, that we may apply our hearts unto wisdom.
13 Return, O LORD, how long? and let it repent thee concerning thy servants.
14 O satisfy us early with thy mercy; that we may rejoice and be glad all our days.
15 Make us glad according to the days wherein thou hast afflicted us, and the years wherein we have seen evil.
16 Let thy work appear unto thy servants, and thy glory unto their children.
17 And let the beauty of the LORD our God be upon us: and establish thou the work of our hands upon us; yea, the work of our hands establish thou it.
Things to think about:
- What does Moses say the Lord has been to the people?
- What was Moses’ concern?
- In what ways do you relate to Moses’ prayer?
Prayer of the Day:
Dear Heavenly Father,
We thank You for this Scripture in Psalm 90, where Moses acknowledged You as being his dwelling place. LORD, we thank You that as believers You are our dwelling place. We have You and the promises of Your Word to hold onto. You give us the strength we need to face the trials of life. Help us to always be grateful to You for Your love and mercy. In Jesus’ name, we pray. Amen.
This is an excerpt from The Book of Psalms: Part 3 Chapters 61-90
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About the book:
The Book of Psalms: Part 4 Chapters 91-118 by Deborah H. Bateman is 29th book in the Daily Bible Reading Series. The book of Psalms contains 150 chapters. Deborah divided The Book of Psalms into five books to make it easier to read and study. Each book contains approximately thirty chapters from the book of Psalms.
Psalm 119 has already been published a book about it called: Psalm 119: Thy Word is a Lamp unto My Feet. The book of Psalms is one of Deborah’s favorite books of the Bible. It is a great book to read if you’re ever feeling down or need to renew your relationship with Christ. King David went through a lot of tough times in his lifetime, but he loved God and trusted God to protect him from his enemies.
The book of Psalms was written by various people. About half of it was attributed to King David, whether they were written by David or for David is questioned by some biblical scholars. Some of the Psalms were written by Asaph and some say they were written for the sons of Korah and even Moses and Solomon were writers of the Psalms. The Psalms consists of poetry that was primarily meant to be used as songs of praise to the Lord.
The Book of Psalms: Part 4 Chapters 91-118 contains thirty-six Daily Bible Reading Lessons. Each lesson contains a brief commentary by the author, the Daily Bible Reading Scriptures, a few questions for contemplation or discussion, and a prayer of the day. It is a great Bible study for individuals or group studies.
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