6-20-18 Insight Post


Psalm 90 is not “feel-good” reading. It is blunt, direct and hard truth. As we read it, we are clearly reminded that to God our sin is a serious problem. This isn’t the way many people like to think of God or sin. They prefer the gentle Santa Claus kind of God that is disappointed when we sin, but never angry. The problem is that is not how the creator God is. He is holy and righteous and sees sin as a cancerous killing agent. When people ignore or excuse their faults and failures, it is like having cancer and pretending it’s not that bad. Psalm 90 is a wake-up call for us to see our sin as it really is from God’s holy perspective. Not only is sin a serious problem, but our attempts to ignore or hide it is useless and dangerous. 8 You spread out our sins before you— our secret sins—and you see them all. Psalm 90:8 (NLT)

Moses, who wrote this, had seen the way sin could destroy and he also understood the grace and mercy of God to all who would admit their sin and humbly ask for His help. I memorized parts of Psalm 90 to help me keep this in my heart and mind: 10 Seventy years are given to us! Some even live to eighty. But even the best years are filled with pain and trouble; soon they disappear, and we fly away. 11 Who can comprehend the power of your anger? Your wrath is as awesome as the fear you deserve. 12 Teach us to realize the brevity of life, so that we may grow in wisdom.” Psalm 90:10-12 (NLT)

God wants us to recognize the reality of our sin, the consequences of not addressing it and the amazing power of His love and mercy to all who admit and turn to Him for forgiveness and direction. When we do, we can join Moses as he closes in saying with confidence to God, 14 Satisfy us each morning with your unfailing love, so we may sing for joy to the end of our lives. 15 Give us gladness in proportion to our former misery! 90:14-15 (NLT)

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Rusty Coram

Senior Pastor

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