Sunday, November 6, 2011

The Lord: Our Dwelling Place. Psalm 90. By Mrs. Noyo Edem

by Noyo Anthonia Kubeyinje Edem on Monday, October 31, 2011 at 10:08am
The Lord: Our Dwelling Place. Psalm 90
BOOK IV : Psalms 90-106
A prayer of Moses the man of God.

 1 Lord, you have been our dwelling place
       throughout all generations.

 2 Before the mountains were born
       or you brought forth the earth and the world,
       from everlasting to everlasting you are God.

 3 You turn men back to dust,
       saying, "Return to dust, O sons of men."

 4 For a thousand years in your sight
       are like a day that has just gone by,
       or like a watch in the night.

 5 You sweep men away in the sleep of death;
       they are like the new grass of the morning-

 6 though in the morning it springs up new,
       by evening it is dry and withered.

 7 We are consumed by your anger
       and terrified by your indignation.

 8 You have set our iniquities before you,
       our secret sins in the light of your presence.

 9 All our days pass away under your wrath;
       we finish our years with a moan.

 10 The length of our days is seventy years—
       or eighty, if we have the strength;
       yet their span [a] is but trouble and sorrow,
       for they quickly pass, and we fly away.

 11 Who knows the power of your anger?
       For your wrath is as great as the fear that is due you.

 12 Teach us to number our days aright,
       that we may gain a heart of wisdom.

 13 Relent, O LORD! How long will it be?
       Have compassion on your servants.

 14 Satisfy us in the morning with your unfailing love,
       that we may sing for joy and be glad all our days.

 15 Make us glad for as many days as you have afflicted us,
       for as many years as we have seen trouble.

 16 May your deeds be shown to your servants,
       your splendor to their children.

 17 May the favor [b] of the Lord our God rest upon us;
       establish the work of our hands for us—
       yes, establish the work of our hands. Amen.
Noyo Edem’s Notes:
This Psalm should encourage us all to start this new day with our hearts filled with thanksgiving and praise to our God for His unfailing love and faithfulness towards us. The Lord has been the only dwelling place for His children since the creation of days. God has been steadfast and constant in His Love towards us.
God still loves us and desires to bless us even when we stray away from Him. Even though we change our attitudes towards God, God will never change His attitude towards us. Let us reflect on verses 11-12 of Psalm 90 for a while. Who truly knows the power of God’s anger? The wrath of God is great as the fear that is due His name. Our lack of knowledge of the power of God’s anger and the extent to which God may punish sinners should be sufficient for us to fear God. God alone has the power to condemn, kill and cast sinners into hell and He also has the power to redeem/justify, save and bring us to a life of eternal glory with Him in heaven.
We must humble ourselves before God and ask for wisdom to do His will. May God help us all as we strive to live righteously and do His will on earth in Jesus’ name. Amen.

Thou Art Worthy.Thou Art Worthy.
Thou Art Worthy, Oh Lord
To Receive Glory, Glory and Honor.
Glory and Honor and Power.
For Thou Hast Created, Hast All Things Created.
For Thou Hast Created All Things.
And for Thy Pleasure, They Are Created.
Thou Art Worthy, Oh Lord.

Father, we thank you for this new day. We bless you for your love and faithfulness toward us. We commit this day unto your care. Direct us on the right path and protect us and our families from the evil one. We pray for strength and the right attitude to do your will this day. Forgive us of our sins and have mercy upon us. Thank you for answering our prayers in Jesus’ name. Amen.

Be blessed.
Mrs. Noyo Edem

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