“Teach us to realize the brevity of life, so that we may grow in wisdom.” – Psalm 90:12 New Living Translation
Psalm 90 is a prayer of Moses, making this the oldest Psalm in the Bible. It speaks of God’s eternal nature compared to the frailty of man. Our lives are but a wisp, a mere moment in time. We are here one day and gone the next. God was and is and always shall be. Time is inconsequential to him, for he isn’t bound by its constraints. This is evidenced by v. 4, which reveals to us that “a thousand years are as a passing day, as brief as a few night hours.” Time means nothing to God, yet it seems to hold such supreme importance to mortal man.
We find ourselves constantly looking at our watches or cell phones for the time. Our lives are run by time. We must get up at a certain time, eat at a certain time, meet people at a certain time, return home at a certain time, get to bed by a certain time; time rules our lives and so it must for it adds order to our chaotic existence.
The key to all this is that knowing we are but a single grain of sand of the beaches of eternity and knowing that our time is comparatively short, we must use our time wisely. But how can a person use it wisely without consulting the creator of time itself? I submit to you that we cannot. We must submit to his awesome greatness and seek to tap into the infinite wisdom of God to maximize our potential with the few scant years we have on earth. We must reach out in mercy and grace and be a blessing to all we encounter in the name of Christ. Be Christ to all that they may know there is a God in heaven who loves them and wishes to forgive them. Until next time, walk with the King and be a blessing!
Resource: The Life Application Study Bible