Psalm 90 is considered to be one of the oldest poems in the world. Before the writings of Homer or Beowulf, Moses penned these amazing words:
Before the mountains were born
Or You gave birth to the earth and the world,
Even from everlasting to everlasting, You are God (verse 2).
The setting for this Psalm is incredible enough because it was written while the Israelites were wandering in the wilderness. Moses wrote it as he was watching an entire generation of them die for their sins. Numbers 1 says that there were 603, 550 fighting men in Israel at the time of the Exodus. If you include women and children and the non-fighting men in that number, it comes to about 2-3 million people which Moses saw die over a course of 40 years.
This means that he would have watched 15,000 of them die every year, 41 every day, and 2 every hour. It also means that he would have had to bury them. Everywhere they went, the Jews left behind a graveyard that was constructed by Moses. Death would have been all around him. He would have seen it everywhere he looked and, yet, in the midst of that, he says that the only thing that is everlasting is God. The only thing that does not die is the Lord, which is what we are going to talk about this Sunday morning at Grace Fellowship Church.
Are you afraid to die? Do thoughts of death frighten you? Moses says that they do not have to because God is greater than death. You should not be afraid to die because “even from everlasting to everlasting, You are God.” Do you ever feel like you are wandering through life? Do you ever feel like you have no direction and you are surrounded by tragedy? Moses says that there is an answer to that as well. God can give you direction and help you through your tragedy if you trust Him. He can get you through all of the difficulties that you face if you simply put your life into His hands. No passage in the Bible shows us this better than Psalm 90.
Before we begin our series on the Book of Jonah on July 28, we are going to study one of the oldest poems in the history of the world. Please join us as we do so. We meet at 46024 Riverside Drive in Chilliwack and our service begins at 9:30. Bring your Bibles, and we hope to see you there! – Jeremy Cagle