It is difficult, indeed, to see how there can be any providence at all if it does not condescend to particulars, and take the individual, as well as the community or the race, into account. Psalm 90:17 May the favor of the Lord our God rest upon us; establish for us the work of our hands--establish the work of our hands! Moses said, “The days of our years are seventy, It was the Cross of Christ. podcast #964 – Praying for God’s Work Among the Unreached (Psalm 90:17) Pray The Word. Living for the bodies and souls of others is intrinsically more valuable than all the private ends we pursue. Not self-chosen. 2. 9-13), the figures used are more suggestive of spiritual or quasi-spiritual foes. My hope is we’ll adopt that perspective for ourselves. This prayer in our text follows another prayer (ver. Having established the fact that God is eternal and we are but mortal beings, Moses prays: ‘Relent, Yahweh! WHAT MEANS MIGHT BE USED BY US TO PROMOTE THIS DESIRABLE AND GLORIOUS CONSUMMATION, THE ATTAINMENT OF MORAL PERFECTION, FELICITY, AND IMMORTALITY. I. The Wonderful, named in Isaiah 9, is in the margin rendered "secret." How attained. They are children. HOW MAY I ENTER INTO THIS "SECRET PLACE"? Men's works outlive them. It is conventional. Have compassion on your servants. II. the days that were ordained for me, One day in seminary, Dr. Elliot made this statement: “Most people have a pretty good idea of how old they’ll be when they die, and the likely cause of death.”. Take God's perfect law, and look at it as the microscope for the examination of your characters; bring it to the level of your thought, feeling, and conduct for a single day; look close and deep, endeavour to ascertain precisely how your soul would appear with the strictest standard of judgment applied. Thus the perfect beauty of childhood is attracting, and in this it is a lovely symbol of spiritual Beauty. THAT GOD IS BEAUTIFUL (2 Chronicles 20:21; Psalm 27:4; Zechariah 9:17; Isaiah 33:17). GOOD MEN FEEL ANXIOUS FOR THE SUCCESS OF THEIR WORK. Moses was a man of God who spent much of his ministry to Israel calling for them to trust in the Lord, and to turn from their sin of unbelief and rebellion. The means of this vision and appropriation is usually called faith in the Word of God. Someone once said, “The secret of longevity is to have old parents.” How long do you think you’ll live? We want earnest hands. 2. I. I have read that a certain insect has the power to surround itself with a film of air, encompassed in which it drops into the midst of muddy, stagnant pools, and remains unhurt. I. We must remember Old Testament conditions when we read Old Testament promises, and apply New Testament interpretations to Old Testament assurances. God has made prayer necessary to the success of spiritual work. for all generations.” (Psalm 90:1). Moses, after a lengthy prayer (Psalm 90) that both extols the eternal nature of God and bemoans the temporal and afflicted nature of man, ends with a hope and a plea: May the favor of the Lord our God rest upon us; establish the work of our hands for us— yes, establish the work of our hands (Psalm 90:17). Into this law of liberty we must daily look, not as "a natural man beholding his face in a glass," but coming thereto and continuing therein, that we may be changed, and till we are "changed, into the same image, from glory to glory, as by the Spirit of the Lord.". A deep sense of sin is another outstanding element in this psalm, and there is no real beauty possible to sinful man without that. Protection. No one knew this better than Isaac Watts, who wrote: “Time, like an ever-rolling stream, bears all its sons away; Sermon by: Bro Isaac Sandifer When it comes to death and dying, we all live with a certain amount of denial. 13 Relent, Lord!How long will it be? The utmost we can do is to accomplish the outward conditions of success; but God alone can reach the heart of the sinner and sufferer to cleanse and comfort. That is to say, my work will be perpetual when the work of my hands is God's work done through me. Sin entered, and in its train soon followed ignorance, error, weakness, guilt, misery and death. Such may be said to enter into the secret of God, or into "the secret place of the Most High. for it passes quickly, and we fly away” (Psalm 90:10). If our work be the work of gratitude, love, humility, and self-sacrifice, it is God that has made it beautiful. (4) The purpose of God has its secret. Reconciled to God; at one with God. 4. By the fall, or the incipient act of human disobedience against God, moral evil has contaminated the whole of our nature. xv., p. 51. Psalm 90:17 May the favor of the Lord our God rest on us; establish the work of our hands for us— yes, establish the work of our hands. Psalm 90:17. It speaks of a wide horizon. 2. He is called the second man, the Lord from heaven, — the restorer of the ruins of the first Adam, — by the renovation of the moral nature of all who are in Him, — upon the principle of assimilation to His own moral beauty. a 3 You turn humanity back into dust, *. Religion is the life of God in the soul of man, and it blossoms before men. But if holiness is the first ingredient of the Divine beauty, certainly you will all say that sympathy is the second. THAT THE DIVINE BLESSING ON OUR WORK IS OBTAINED BY PRAYER. Is it a confidence in a reconciling, pardoning, redeeming God? By its high and holy and potent influence we are preserved from the love of low, base, temporal, inferior things. In one single verse St. Paul brings together in prayer the Trinity of the Divine Unity when he says, "The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, and the love of God, and the fellowship (or communion) of the Holy Ghost be with you all." ... John Welkner Series: Songs of Experience Topic: Sermons in Psalms Passage: Psalm 90:1–90:17. The beauty of life is life. In that position we get our whole nature animated with holy impulses, sympathies, tastes, and dispositions. • It’s to sing God’s praise when things go your way, and it’s to sing God’s praise when things don’t go your way… trusting that, if you don’t get what you ask for, God has a better plan; that all things work together for good for those who love the Lord. “Teach us to number our days that we may get a heart of wisdom.” (Psalm 90: 12) This verse is often treated as if it were a proverb that means, “Life is short, so live wisely.” But in the context of the whole psalm, it means much more than that, as we will see. VARIED. My frame wasn’t hidden from you, In the midst of religious privileges this beauty may decay and decline. In the New Testament the point of view is entirely different. saying, “Return, you children of Adam!” b 4 A thousand years in your eyes Conscious of human limitations contrasted with "From everlasting." Psalm 90 clearly describes the awesomeness of God and shed light on the conundrum of human life and powerfully gives a word of hope to the existence and purpose of man. Now, by this word we generally understand a negation of everything impure, absolute freedom from sin and abhorrence of it. The souls whom the Spirit of God renews and adorns after the image of Jesus Christ, shall retain the freshness and the perfection of their new and spiritual beauty for ever; and neither grow old nor grow weary in the felicities of their heavenly state. F. B. Meyer tells us of Lawrence, the simple-minded cook, who said that "for more than sixty years he had never lost the sense of the presence of God, but was as conscious of it while performing the duties of his humble office as when partaking of the Lord's Supper." 3. III. But man's great triumph, as Moses felt his would be, is in work that God so establishes that generations to come shall be blessed by it. Sermon Notes for Psalm 91:3 Next Section → Sermon Notes for Job 1:20-22 ← Prior Book. 1. And let the beauty of the Lord our God be upon us. But the thought here is of our work. "He that dwelleth." This is the one thing needful; and until we have some assurance of it, we can never be happy. If you leave known such an one, tell me if you have ever seen anything else so beautiful as such a character? I trust many of you would find ample reason to be happy and thankful; but are you sure that the microscopic mirror would not reveal to you those defects of which otherwise you were not aware? Oh, make the experiment! Keep up the great work.”. What you need to remember is that you won’t live forever. Can we all conscientiously ask God to do that? It grows brighter and brighter, for ever and ever. Brooks, Outlines of Sermons, p. 241; H. W. Beecher, Christian World Pulpit, vol. That’s because it speaks so poignantly of the limits of our mortal lives and of the timeless dimension of God’s power and love. Learn more. THAT GOOD MEN ARE ENGAGED IN IMPORTANT WORK. Verse 17. There are some elements of moral character which we cannot see displayed in men or illustrated in their actions without the heart rising up to greet them with delight. Psalm 90 – The Prayer of Moses in the Wilderness. Even upon us who must not see thy glory in the land of Canaan; it shall suffice us if in our characters the holiness of God is reflected, and if over all … (1) Manifold. He speaks, and the sound of His voice And so, Moses prayed. For a thousand years in your sight. Praying through Psalm 90:17 . But it is precisely in this that man is essentially different from the brute. The next and last stage (vers. "(2) Communion with God has its secret. what is the measure of my days. In what direction do your thoughts and dreams and fantasies lead you? There is also refreshment in this shadow. II. New; Topics; Prayer . We must abide first, and after that we cannot help but bear fruit. God has a work to do; and the psalmist prays that it may be made manifest to their eyes. Every permitted sin encrusts the windows of the soul and blinds our vision. What is the nature of this beauty? But apply this scrutiny to your Saviour's character, and it only brings to light finer lines and richer hues of spiritual beauty; and those who have been long in the holy temple of that Divine character feel that it still grows upon them, and they can see more and more to admire every year they live. Just pleading for God’s favor to bless the work of our hands in ways far beyond what we can imagine. It must realize God's eternity. II. This is expressed in almost the same terms in which his conduct is expressed. Psalm 90:17 May the favor of the Lord our God rest on us; establish the work of our hands for us— yes, establish the work of our hands. In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost. We cannot estimate the benefit of frequent prayer. Psalm 90:17 And let the loveliness of our Lord, our God, rest on us, confirming the work that we do. Those that "dwell in the secret place of the Most High" will die of an epidemic — cholera, or smallpox — like the men beside them that have no such abode. There are some who say their prayers very regularly and very devoutly. It is a beauty which the Lord puts upon His people; and it is communicated not from without, but from within. You may live many more years; you may die today. Find Top Church Sermons, Illustrations, and Preaching Slides on Psalm 90:17. Observe how work and prayer are here conjoined, Prayer useless where there is no work on hand. Just go out to Rose Hill Cemetery and walk among the graves. It builds a tableau that explores the relationship between God and Human Beings–using the hands of time to plumb the depths of the human condition and then to point mortals back to eternal God. We have indicated what it is to dwell in the secret place of God's purpose. THE SECURITY OF THE TRUE LIFE. Listen; Downloads Sermon Audio; October 14, 2016. It is a key part of a meditation on God and on living as the people of God. There is one beauty of the tender shoot and another of the plant in flower. Please enter your email address associated with your Salem All-Pass account, then click Continue. In one single letter St. Paul uses the three phrases, "Love of God," "Love of Christ, "Love of the Spirit." even from everlasting to everlasting, you are God” (Psalm 90:1-2). GOOD MEN FEEL THAT THE SUCCESS OF THEM WORE DEPENDS ON THE BLESSING OF GOD. This is holiness. What you may not know is that it’s thought to have originated from the lips of Moses. From Everlasting to Everlasting. Good men think not only of their own future, but of the future of Christ's Church. The meaning of all beauty is to image the holiness and excellence of God. God must be our home, the sphere of our thoughts, labours, loves. And the believer may be thus surrounded by the atmosphere of God, and while he is in the midst of the turmoils of the world he may be filled to overflowing with the peace of God, because God is with him. You’ve all seen the bumper stickers that say: “I’d rather be … fishing … flying … skiing … swimming … scuba diving … golfing … quilting,” … or some other hobby. Truth to tell, you may have some notion about how long you’ll live, but, in the end no one knows for sure. Religion is not embodied in a national history, nor is the kingdom of God an earthly kingdom, as even the disciples believed it would be up to the Day of Pentecost. So, in the text, the word rendered secret is connected with the Messiah; then the Christian's hiding-place is in Christ. They fly forgotten, as a dream dies at the opening day. Such a life will be actuated and inspired by the highest ideals of service. II. He is not true man until he occupies the eternal standpoint; he does not begin to live until he has the vision of God. I. Josephus informs us that the babe, Moses, was so remarkable for beauty, that "it happened frequently that those that met him, as he was carried along the road, were obliged to turn again upon seeing the child; that they left what they were about and stood still a great while to look on him." Earthly beauty grows until it reaches full bloom, and then it begins to fade. You’ll recognize many of the names, some more notable than others. 1. There are others whose communion with Heaven is a sublime reality. Sermons from Psalms Back to Sermon Archive March 15, 2020. We must ask for no holiday, no leave of absence, there must be no departure. Some of us know what that means, how we never get a glimpse of God until earth was dark, and how when a devastating flood as it seemed came sweeping over the fair gardens of our lives, we found, when it had gone back, that it had left fertility that we knew nothing about before. Henceforward the great evil to be shunned was not poverty, nor hardship, but that which all along had arrayed itself against Him, and finally had nailed Him to the tree. Conscience, heart and imagination also desire it, and without it have no rest. “For you formed my inmost being. Inasmuch as they are still a part of a sinful humanity, they must share in the judgments which may come upon it. Christ Jesus is … Psalm 90:17. Children’s Sermons And since the attainment of a renewed mind depends upon no gifts of nature, no mysteries of art, no advantages of birth, no endowments of education, no privileges of station or rank, but entirely upon Divine grace, every anxious, humble, wrestling heart may indulge the joyous hope of receiving the blessing. There is something inspringly grand in the conception here offered, that the secret of man's truest and noblest life is identical with the secret of the Most High. 2. None can "know the Father but the Son, and he to whom the Son will reveal Him." A DEEPER VOICE still coming in, and confirming the enlarging all these promises. Only God is eternal. I remember seeing a picture of Joseph's workshop, representing the carpentership of our Lord. Benevolence is the essential element. But the sacrifice of the Cross, it may be said, was voluntarily borne. There are three stages. And He tells me I am His own; So with spiritual beauty (Exodus 34:29; Matthew 25:37-39). What you may not know is that it’s … Its essential characteristics are spiritual — righteousness, peace, and joy in the Holy Ghost. I’ve had it now for over a year and WOW! Friends, make the Lord your dwelling place, and your life will be complete. When man finds God's secret place, he finds the place of eternal calm. "Let thy beauty be upon us, and establish thou the work of our hands." Naturalness and unconsciousness must be added as necessary to all the elements of beauty. He wrote a song when Israel had passed through the Red Sea, on the day he left Israel to die, and this psalm. Because of our future. In so far as we can put this spirit into the humblest of work or play we make it divinely beautiful. 14-16), leads us from security and victory to honour and glorification. The old things having passed away, all things became new. There are some, and we fear professing Christians too, whose feelings towards God are those of polite reserve. Psalm 90:1-7 A Matter of Life and Death (McLarty), All Rights Reserved | © 1997-2020 Richard Niell Donovan. THE PROMISE. In the "secret place" there is power. You will do good not so much by what you say as by what you are. Contemplate for one moment the union of strength and beauty in our great Exemplar, Christ; and the degree to which that strength, in Him so peculiar, lay in His beauty of character. (1) For our own sake, because without it we cannot in any sense be satisfied with ourselves. Preacher: Bart Box Series: The Psalms Passage: Psalm 90:1–90:17. Lord, you have been our dwelling place throughout all generations. I can tell you this – you won’t live forever. Such are some of the characteristics of moral or spiritual beauty; and we need it for our own sake and for the sake of our fellowman. Rejoice in the Lord always; and so live that yours shall ever be a happy, lovely service, one that waits not for its reward in heaven, but is in itself an exceeding great reward. 2. UNFADING. Our prayers will be but mockeries unless we have work to be established after all. xv., p. 51. And we shall all, I think, be willing to place first, and not last, the Divine holiness as an attribute essential to the perfect Being. There is, of course, in reality no such distinction. What made the difference? Thus it is that the best of men and women can talk of themselves in the humblest terms, not because they are less good, but because they use the microscope of God's law upon themselves, and therefore see the difference between themselves and their heavenly Father. You often hear it at funeral services. 3) We should live for His beauty. 3. As the word in the original suggests, when a poor man presses himself close up against the Divine breast, as a dog might against his master's limbs, or one that loves might clasp close to himself the beloved, then God responds to the desire for close contact, and in union He brings deliverance. Psalm 90:17 The Beauty Of The Lord (red) Psalm 90:17 The Beauty Of The Lord (red) Source: Verse of the day of Psalm 90:17 – Psalm 90:17; Proverbs 16:3; John 15:5; Hebrews 3:4; James 4:13-17 First of all, without God your work is in vain. If there exist any traces of man's former beauty, they resemble such only as are left behind in the fragments of an edifice, or a city, which a conflagration has destroyed, or an earthquake shaken into ruins. URC Weekly Newsletter Sign up to receive our weekly e-newsletter, featuring important URC announcements and events. yes, establish the work of our hands” (Psalm 90:12-17). We must not seek it directly, else we shall certainly miss it. Our hope, if not founded upon the experience of the saints of God, is yet confirmed and illustrated by it; for what we read concerning those in distant ages, and what we have witnessed in our own days, — of the knowledge, holiness, obedience, spirituality, joy and triumph of the Lord's people, that we know is attainable still. The great aim of it is the same as God's - to save men, by our giving them all possible help. Library. 1. His days were full of energetic toil, and the prophetic phrase, "travelling in the greatness of His strength," seems to refer to the momentous journey from His baptism to His cross; but would this might have come down through the ages had it not been for its majestic and transcendent beauty? Sermon Notes for Proverbs 1:7 Next Book → ← Back to Chuck Smith's Bio & Resources ← Back to all Commentaries. (1) Right relationship with God. No doubt this psalmist was thinking mainly of physical life. Oh, we know it’s going to happen; still, it’s hard to fathom. Preacher: Bart Box Series: The Psalms Passage: Psalm 90:1–90:17. When a man really feels what sin is, feels what is the hatefulness, the meanness, the shamefulness, what is the wretchedness of sin, or of having sinned; that he even wishes to have it judged, and punished, and slain in himself; that it were no boon, but a sore penalty to be left with, and in, his sin, punishment being excused him; — I am sure that that man would miss in God, if it were not there, the attribute of severity; he would feel that the proportion, that the balance, that the combination was imperfect, if the Lord God were not, whatever else He be, strictly, severely just, of purer eyes than to look with toleration upon iniquity whatever the consequence to the creature that has clone amiss, and let in the tempter. I. Call us at 888-634-2038. The kingdom of God was henceforth to appear under altered conditions. through all generations. Moreover, God meant all of us to use our hands. That makes it the oldest of the psalms, dating back some 3,000 years or more. III. RARE. All the beauty that exists in the universe is of God's making. This is taught everywhere in Scripture. THE BLESSING OF GOD ON OUR UNDERTAKINGS. We may live and die in its shadow. Almost all of those who were part of the Exodus would die along the way, including Moses’ sister, Miriam, and his brother, Aaron. 2. When God's love makes a promise, His sovereignty secures its fulfilment. IV. If my will runs in the line of His, and if the work of my hands is "Thy work," it is not in vain that we shall cry, "establish it upon us," for it will last as long as He does. They didn’t have the luxury of comfortable homes. THIS BEAUTY, OR MORAL PERFECTION, HAS BEEN LOST. Psalm 90:14-17; Psalm 90:17 Read chapter in New International Version. It is the only poem in the Psalter that is associated with Moses; the Hebrew in the superscription literally reads “a prayer to Moses, man of God,” and likely does not refer to Moses as the author … Continue reading "Commentary on Psalm 90:12-17" Christ taught this constantly, "Pray ye the Lord of the harvest," etc. If any reliance is to be placed upon the superscription of this psalm, it is one of the oldest, as it certainly is of the grandest, pieces of religious poetry in the world. And how had the Cross so transformed the whole spiritual outlook and hopes of men? The man of God is immortal until his work is done. Now, all the qualities of this class, in their highest form and intensest degree, belong to God. They lived, more or less, in the open. Whosoever has that grace in his heart, whosoever is in contact with the communicating mercy of God, and has had his character in some measure refined and ennobled and beautified by possession thereof, will do work that has in it the element of perpetuity. The moral beauty of our original nature is utterly lost. “Yahweh, show me my end, ; "Thy kingdom come.". Life lived only … And for us the belief that they who "dwell in the secret place of the Most High" are immune from death, is possible and imperative, after a fashion far nobler and better than the psalmist could have dreamed. 2. The gladness that God gives, and the wisdom that God gives, are both prominent here, and they are both necessary to work out the beauty of God in us. 1. We live under its shadow and protection. How powerfully this element of calm strikes us in the life of our Lord. By knowing God I do not mean an intellectual belief in His existence or a correct conception of His nature and attributes. As a matter of experience, the men who have prayed most over their work have succeeded best. The Rev. So is it when we commence new undertakings about which we are full of much anxiety, and which will necessitate much effort. Psalm 90; Psalm 90:17 Read chapter in The Message Bible. Oh, when the battle has gone against me, when the good resolution has been again broken, when the severe lesson of consequence has been learned yet once more in vain, where should we be and what, if we might not still look up and lift up the eyes to One who is willing, often as it is, to help our infirmities, who will not upbraid us with sin or ingratitude will we but seek Him again with all our hearts, crying out for strength perfect in weakness, nay, enabling us to hazard the audacious yet most true paradox, "When I am weak," just then, and then only, "I am strong"? THE BEAUTY OF GOD IN OUR CHARACTER. Our Lord's Day precedes the week of work, and this is always the plan of God. II. Unity is an element of beauty. This beauty grows, or, if not, it cannot be. Only that we stir up the gift; only that with such blessings as ours we starve not for lack of using; only that we east ourselves more humbly upon the goodness and forbearance, and longsuffering which has suffered us all those years, and still waits to bless. 3. Christ supplies the answer, "I am the way," etc. (3) The love of God has its secret. It is not natural, not derived. The language grows indefinite, the glory gathers in nebulous suggestion of a dazzling beyond, the godly man becomes transfigured before us, and a cloud receives him out of our sight. Is not the trouble with ourselves instead of our surroundings or our times? I. Psalm 90:17, ESV: "Let the favor of the Lord our God be upon us, and establish the work of our hands upon us; yes, establish the work of our hands!" “Let not what we do for thee fall to the ground like a badly-built wall! He "dwells in the secret place of the Most High"; that is his conduct. While this interpretive approach is helpful, it has often overlooked the facts that Psalm 90 is … Continue reading "Commentary on Psalm 90:12-17" I. Look at verse 1: “Unless the Lord builds the house, its builders labor in vain. • It’s to wake up in the morning with a prayer on your lips: “Thank you, Lord, for a good night’s rest.”, • It’s to sit down at breakfast praying, “Thank you, Lord, for this food and the blessings of this day.”. It’s found in Psalm 139, where it talks about how God created us and how we are “fearfully and wonderfully made.” It goes on to say. But yet more permanent. From the remotest period his name has been attached to it, and almost every Biblical scholar, from Jerome down to Hengstenberg, has agreed to accept it as a prayer of that "man of God" whose name it has always carried. 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