Psalm 90:10-14 (NKJV) 10 The days of our lives are seventy years; And if by reason of strength they are eighty years, Yet their boast is only labor and sorrow; For it is soon cut off, and we fly away. 11 Who knows the power of Your anger? For as the fear of You, so is Your wrath. 12 So teach us to number our days, That we may gain a heart of wisdom. 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!
Seventy years and eighty years, these are the number of years of a man. However, longevity of life is not promised to anyone. And as we get older, we say that we are in the sunset years of our life because we are at the end of it. But in actuality, it is in eternity that we start living. It is well to have a future. And that is what we have when we put our faith in Christ Jesus our Lord and Savior. He is our blessed Hope. No one knows the full wrath of God. But the child of God stands in reverent fear of the power of God. The immensity of God’s wrath should make us value every day that we live under God’s grace, and spend each day in obedience to God that we may please Him by faith and store up treasures in heaven. In this, we apply our hearts unto wisdom. For Christ who dwells within us, is made unto us wisdom. My friend, if you have Christ, then you have wisdom and hope. For Jesus is both wisdom and hope to us. In verses 13 and 14, Moses pleads with God to have mercy and compassion on His people. In much the same way, we plead for mercy and grace when we confess our sins to God. My friend, we have a Great High Priest who is seated at the right hand of the Father. And He intercedes for us. For Jesus paid the penalty for our sins. We are reconciled with God because of what Jesus did for us on the Cross. God gives us mercy and grace through His Son, Jesus Christ our Lord and Savior. So, that we may live out our lives here on earth and in eternity in the tranquility of God’s love.
God Bless and have a great day in God’s Word.