READ: Psalm 90
THINK: By altering the gene that controls aging, scientists believe they can extend the average human lifespan to 100 by the end of this century. This would be well beyond the proverbial 70 years mentioned in Psalm 90:10. But even if people do live longer, life’s final chapter will still read, “It is soon cut off” (v.10).
Moses, who wrote Psalm 90, lived to be 120. He saw death as inevitable in a world cursed by the effects of sin. Yet he didn’t become pessimistic. He asked God to teach him to number his days so he could gain “a heart of wisdom” (v.12). He wanted to be satisfied with God’s mercy so he could rejoice and be glad (v.14). He also asked God to show His glory to the next generation (v.16). That’s how Moses faced the reality of death thousands of years ago.
Like all people since Adam and Eve, we suffer the effects of sin, and death is certain (Romans 6:23). Yet we can live with hope and joy, because God sent His Son to die for our sins. Jesus conquered death when He rose from the grave. And if we receive Him as our personal Savior and Lord, we too can experience God’s forgiveness and look forward to being with Him in heaven forever. Have you faced and settled this life-and-death issue?
You’re not ready to live until you’re ready to die.
By: Dennis J. DeHaan in Our Daily Bread
PRAY: If you’ve accepted God’s forgiveness and put your faith in Christ, then spend time worshipping God! If not, maybe today is your chance to invite him in and know where your future lies.