Summary: Preachng through the Psalms
Before I read the passage let me remind you a little bit about Moses.
Moses he had a unique perspective to offer on life when he wrote this psalm.
-He was raised in the household of a king in Egypt.
-He killed a man and had to run away to live in the
desert –raising sheep.
-God came to Moses and showed him that he had a bigger
plan for his life.
-Moses returned to Egypt serving and empowered by God
to deliver The Jewish people. (who were mis-treated
-Just as the Jewish people were about to enter the land that God had promised to them… Moses and the people sinned against God!
-They had to wonder in the desert for 40 years and Mosses could not enter with them.
Most Scholors believe that it was neer the end of this 40 years of wondering in the desert that moses wrote this Psalm
·Because of their sins Israel had come under the wrath of God
·Because of their sins Israel had to wonder in the wilderness these 40 years
·Because of their sins neerly an entire generation of sinful Israelites had passed away.
It was neer the end of this time that moses wrote this psalm and begins to petition God for mercy.
Here is a man who had…
-Seen it all
-Experienced it all
-Lived it all
He had experienced:
-The ups and downs of life
-The poor life
-The Good life
-The life in Sin
-The life in God
Moses lived a full life….He even lived to be 120 years old!
·People still remember the great things He did even though he died thousands of years ago… People still name their children after Moses!
YOU COULD NOT LIVE A LIFE FULLER THAN MOSSES LIVED IT!
HE EXPERIENCED IT ALL!
-WITH THIS MAN NAMED MOSES IN MIND LETS READ THIS SONG THAT HE WROTE NEER THE END OF HIS LIFE.
II. READ PSM 90
1 Lord, you have been our dwelling place throughout all generations.
2 Before the mountains were born or you brought forth the earth and the world, from
everlasting to everlasting you are God.
3 You turn men back to dust, saying, "Return to dust, O sons of men."
4 For a thousand years in your sight are like a day that has just gone by, or like a watch
in the night.
5 You sweep men away in the sleep of death; they are like the new grass of the
6 though in the morning it springs up new, by evening it is dry and withered.
7 We are consumed by your anger and terrified by your indignation.
8 You have set our iniquities before you, our secret sins in the light of your presence.
9 All our days pass away under your wrath; we finish our years with a moan.
10 The length of our days is seventy years-- or eighty, if we have the strength; yet their
span is but trouble and sorrow, for they quickly pass, and we fly away.
11 Who knows the power of your anger? For your wrath is as great as the fear that is
12 Teach us to number our days aright, that we may gain a heart of wisdom.
13 Relent, O LORD! How long will it be? Have compassion on your servants.
14 Satisfy us in the morning with your unfailing love, that we may sing for joy and be
glad all our days.
15 Make us glad for as many days as you have afflicted us, for as many years as we
have seen trouble.
16 May your deeds be shown to your servants, your splendor to their children.
17 May the favor of the Lord our God rest upon us; establish the work of our hands for
us-yes, establish the work of our hands.
Moses wrote this psalm near the end of his life … It is the prayer of a wise old man of God for his people and himself.
Reading this passage of prayer gives a gimps into some of the most valuable lessons moses learned in life.
III Things Moses realized about life.
1) In verse 1 the shelter God has been.
a) God has always been a shelter for those in need of
“1 Lord, you have been our dwelling place throughout all generations.”
It is important to realize that Moses starts this Psalm by decairing for himself personally and for the people of Israel that God has been their refuge in ages past!
It is a statement of faith… A statement declairing that the same God who has been their protector and provider in the past will still supply every need for life and security!