Psalm 90:1-4 NIV 2011
Lord, you have been our dwelling place throughout all generations. Before the mountains were born or you brought forth the whole world, from everlasting to everlasting you are God. You turn people back to dust, saying, “Return to dust, you mortals.” A thousand years in your sight are like a day that has just gone by, or like a watch in the night.
This Psalm is titled, “A prayer of Moses the man of God.” God was his “dwelling place.” Deuteronomy 33:27, “The eternal God is your refuge.” God is eternal. All live under the curse of death and will return to dust. Genesis 3:19, “By the sweat of your brow you will eat your food until you return to the ground.” God is not constrained by time. 2 Peter 3:8, “But do not forget this one thing, dear friend: With the Lord a day is like a thousand years…” Eternal God gives rest to those who seek Him.
Moses lived to be 120 and I’m pretty sure I’ll never reach that age. He pondered the brevity of life in his prayer. Racing from one thing to the next, I never seem to have enough time. We serve a mighty God who created time itself. When my purposes seem limited I surrender to the Lord. I pray He will infuse my daily routine with eternal significance. He gives me rest when I seek Him prayerfully.
How do we find rest in Him?
Together seeking rest,