My interest in the spiritual issues of life has been my relation to Moses as I have read of him while reading the Bible in annual Bible reading habits practiced.
It is interesting that he lived 120 years, yet he implies life normally averages 70 years, and for some who are stronger, 80. And this might be a final prayer of his recorded in Ps. 90.
Today, March 30, 2015 my Bible reading included that Psalm in the ESV, quoted below. I was called to ministry studying Moses in Exodus 3 my first semester in Seminary, January-May 1977.
He gave real wisdom for those walking this life, and as I relate to him closely, his words inspired by God’s Spirit speak volumes to me and I hope you hear it too…
I. ~Worship in Prayer is First
Lord, you have been our dwelling place in all generations.
Before the mountains were brought forth, or ever you had formed the earth and the world, from everlasting to everlasting you are God.
You return man to dust and say, “Return, O children of man!”
For a thousand years in your sight are but as yesterday when it is past, or as a watch in the night.
You sweep them away as with a flood; they are like a dream, like grass that is renewed in the morning:
in the morning it flourishes and is renewed; in the evening it fades and withers.
III. ~Subjects of God’s Certain Wrath: Known and Unknown Sin!
For we are brought to an end by your anger; by your wrath we are dismayed.
You have set our iniquities before you, our secret sins in the light of your presence.
IV. ~Frustration of Time’s End Is Depression
For all our days pass away under your wrath; we bring our years to an end like a sigh.
The years of our life are seventy, or even by reason of strength eighty;
yet their span is but toil and trouble; they are soon gone, and we fly away.
V. ~The Ultimate Solution Is Making Days Years In Wisdom
Who considers the power of your anger, and your wrath according to the fear of you?
So teach us to number our days that we may get a heart of wisdom.
Return, O Lord! How long? Have pity on your servants!
VI. ~Unchanging Steadfast Love Brings Gladness And Satisfaction of Established Works!
Satisfy us in the morning with your steadfast love, that we may rejoice and be glad all our days.
Make us glad for as many days as you have afflicted us, and for as many years as we have seen evil.
Let your work be shown to your servants, and your glorious power to their children.
Let the favor of the Lord our God be upon us, and establish the work of our hands upon us; yes, establish the work of our hands! (Psalm 90:1-17 ESV)