Psalm 90:12-17 (TPT)
Intro: In our passage today, Moses reminds God’s family that life is short, but every life matters to the work of God’s salvation in the world. As well, God desires that we would enjoy our lives by enjoying the beauty of his presence with us. In order to fulfill God’s plan for our lives, we must operate in wisdom. Otherwise, rather than living to please God, we will live either to satisfy: 1) the world and culture, or 2) our flesh or sin nature. God wants us to rediscover his heart and will for his beloved human creation and without divine Wisdom—Christ—we cannot find our way.
Help us to remember that our days are numbered,
and help us to interpret our lives correctly.
Set your wisdom deeply in our hearts
so that we may accept your correction.
Return to us again, O God!
How much longer will it take until you show us
your abundant compassion?
Let the sunrise of your love end our dark night.
Break through our clouded dawn again!
Only you can satisfy our hearts,
filling us with songs of joy to the end of our days.
Satan lies to the human soul; he tempts us to think God is withholding good things from us. In fact, he wants us to think the better life was either found in the past or will be found in the present moment. Satan may use grief or a feeling of urgency to stir up our emotions prompting us to act without seeking the will of God. We must take ahold of the Word of God and keep it close to our souls; it corrects us and keeps us on the righteous path.
Scripture teaches the very best life for believers lies ahead of this temporal life. My friends, God has something so much better than sin and this evil world for his children. Think about it this way, one day in the future when Christ comes for his Bride we will no longer experience an internal war with Satan or external divisive emotional battles with other humans that is perpetuated by evil. It is for that promise that we live—to enter the shalom of God. Be fully present to the people around you today, but live for more than the moment. Live with purpose and joy knowing God is the only one who can satisfy you and your days.
Prayer: Lord, breakthrough the clouds of our spiritual lack and bring us understanding of the great things you have planned and purposed for your loved ones. This world is not and will never be our home in this present state; our home is you and the glory of your Kingdom awaits us. In Jesus’ name. Amen.