Psalm 90:10

Psalm 90:10

The days of our lives are seventy years; And if by reason of strength they are eighty years, Yet their boast is only labor and sorrow; For it is soon cut off, and we fly away.
Psalm 90:10

Psalm 90 was written by Moses, the man of God, who lived not 70 years, nor 80, but 120 long years. His ministry didn’t really begin until he was 80 and then he spent his last four decades leading the Israelites through the wilderness to the Promised Land. Having accomplished his task, he died before being able to enter the land of Canaan.

Moses’ verse here tells us we don’t know how long we’re going to last. My grandma just died at the age of 102. Her husband died long before she did in his 50s. Since we don’t know how many years with which the Lord will bless us, we need to stay busy for the Lord in the time we have. It is up to God as to when we’ll be cut off and fly away.

The time of COVID had many people contemplating the deaths of themselves and their loved ones. Yet, as Christians, we should know we are only here as long as God allows and not one second more…or less. Occupy, stay busy, until Jesus comes!

My time is in Your hands,

Pastor Ron Kitchell