Psalm 90:13-14 (NKJV) 13 Return, O Lord! How long? And have compassion on Your servants. 14 Oh, satisfy us early with Your mercy, That we may rejoice and be glad all our days!
Moses pleads with the LORD to return to His chosen people in mercy. Moses wonders, if the LORD’s anger will burn forever. Moses asks the LORD to show compassion on them and satisfy them early with His mercy. So, they may live in tranquility and happiness the rest of their days. Then in verses 15 and 16, Moses pleads with the LORD to bless His chosen people with as many years of gladness as the years of affliction that they endured in the wilderness. Moses pleads in verses 15 and 16, “Make us glad according to the days in which You have afflicted us, The years in which we have seen evil. Let Your work appear to Your servants, And Your glory to their children.” They had already seen the LORD’s power displayed in His righteous judgment. Now Moses asks the LORD to show His chosen people His grace. And finally, in verse 17, Moses asks the LORD to look in favor on His chosen people. Moses pleads in verse 17, “And let the beauty of the Lord our God be upon us, And establish the work of our hands for us; Yes, establish the work of our hands.” Oh, we ought to be doing something in this life to share the message of salvation, for it has value in eternity. With each passing year, we are reminded of the shortness of our lives and the need to redeem the opportunities to share the gospel of Jesus Christ. Do your part now my friend, before it is to late. But nevertheless, the grave is not the end of us. For we know that to die is gain. Our earthly tent, that is our body, is laid in the ground, our spirit will instantly be in the presence of the LORD. That is the joy and triumph we have in Christ Jesus. For with Jesus’ sacrifice and resurrection, death has lost its sting and the grave has been robbed of its victory.
God Bless and have a great day in God’s Word.