Sunday, January 25, 2009

As Grass that Withers

We sang "Footsteps of Jesus" in church this morning. "I will follow the steps of Jesus where e'er they may go." The choir sang "Jesus is Lord of All."

Pastor Jose's sermon focused on the first twelve verses of Moses' Psalm 90. This Psalm focuses on the greatness of God and the weakness of man.

God is the God of history.

God is the God of eternity. He is the creator, the almighty.

God is Love. He protects and cares for his people. Romans 8:31, If God is for us, who can be against us? and Hebrews 13:6, The Lord is my help; I will not fear what men do to me.

The frailty of man is expressed by Moses using the metaphors of grass that flourishes briefly then withers; of sleep that lasts but briefly; of a sigh which is but a short exhalation of breath. James in chapter four, What is your life? It is even a vapor (or mist) which lasts a short time then vanishes.

Isaiah in chapter forty, verses 6 - 8 reiterates Moses' message of Psalm 90. So does Peter in the New Testament.

Psalm 90:12 Teach us how short our lives really are, so that we may be wise.

As Paul tells us in Ephesians, we must use our little bit of time for doing good.

See life in the light of eternity.

Make the most of our time.

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