Psalm 90 – FOR REFLECTION AND SELF-KNOWLEDGE

Self-knowledge and balance: those are key Factors to a conscious and happy human being. In times where we constantly live on autopilot, we go through life without paying attention to our surroundings, much less find time to reflect on our being and life.

In Psalm 90, the Psalmist is Moses. That’s right! The oldest author of the Holy Bible. In addition to writing the Pentateuch, he took the time to write the oldest psalm in the collection.

He was probably facing one of the many difficult times in the desert when he wrote it. So he says: “Satisfy us in the morning with your loyal love, and all our days we will sing happily. Give us joy for the time you afflicted us, for the years in which we suffered so much”.

He had seen and gone through a lot of pain and suffering, but his prayer is from someone completely sincere. It’s like he’s saying, “I’ve suffered too much, Lord, take me to another level.”

Psalm 90 – THE VIRTUE OF REFLECTION

Representing healing and reflection resources for the body and soul, the Psalms of the day have the power to reorganize our entire existence, thoughts, and attitudes. Each Psalm has its power and, for it to become even greater and enable its goals to be fully achieved, the chosen Psalm must be recited or sung for 3, 7, or 21 days in a row, with faith and perseverance.

The same applies to the psalms of the day related to moments of reflection and self-knowledge.

Not reflecting on our actions and thoughts can make us follow a path where we do not seek what brings happiness to our lives, becoming unproductive and losing part of our precious time on Earth.

The world is full of the most different and complex events and reflecting on them is of paramount importance to guide ourselves correctly.

Free will rightly makes us responsible for directing our history. However, we may find it difficult to understand the power we have in our hands. For this, spiritual influences will always be ready to guide and guide us on this journey. With the psalms of the day, it is possible to dedicate this communication with the divine and obtain the necessary reflection for a full life.

Psalm 90 can provide you with such heavenly contact and full knowledge of all your afflictions and abilities to overcome them.

Lord, you have been our refuge from generation to generation.
Before the mountains were born, or before you formed the Earth and the world, yes, from eternity to eternity, you are God.

You reduce man to dust, and say Return, children of men!
Because a thousand years in your eyes are like the day off yesterday. Like a watch in the night.
You carry them away as by a torrent; they are like sleep; they are like growing grass in the morning.
In the morning, it grows and blooms; in the afternoon, it is cut and dried.
For we are consumed by your anger, and by your fury, we are troubled.
Before you, we put our iniquities, in the light of your face, our hidden sins.
For all our days are passing away in your indignation; our years are over like a sigh.
Our life span is seventy years, and if some reach eighty years of age because of their strength, their measure is weariness and weariness, for it passes quickly, and we fly.
Who knows the power of your anger? And your anger, according to the fear that is due you?
Teach us to count our days in such a way that we reach wise hearts.
Turn to us, Lord! Until when? Have compassion on your servants.
Satisfy us in the morning with your kindness, that we may rejoice and rejoice all our days.
Rejoice for the days when you afflicted us and for the years when we saw evil.
Let your work appear to your servants and your glory to their children.
Let the grace of the Lord our God be upon us, and confirm the work of our hands upon us; yea, it confirms the work of our hands.

INTERPRETATION OF PSALM 90

Psalm 90 can put us in touch with powerful spiritual forces. It is also known as the Psalm of confidence, helping us to strengthen our faith. So, with a lot of focus and the certainty of being answered in your prayer, check out the interpretation of Psalm 90 below.

VERSES 1 AND 2

“Lord, you have been our refuge from generation to generation. Before the mountains were born, or before you formed the earth and the world, yes, from eternity to eternity you are God”.

Psalm 90 begins with the exaltation of the security provided by Divine protection. Creator of heaven and Earth, everything belongs to Him. Therefore, we are under His protection and tutelage.

VERSES 3 TO 6

“You reduce man to dust, and say Return, sons of men! Because a thousand years in your eyes are like yesterday, and like a watch in the night. You carry them away as by a torrent; they are like sleep; they are like growing grass in the morning. In the morning, it grows and blooms; in the afternoon, it cuts and dries”.

In these verses, we follow Moses in his demonstration of respect for God, the One who holds power over our lives, deciding the right moment to abandon existence. Yet, at the same time, here we have a certain connotation of sadness when realizing that life is too short — despite accepting and delivering it into God’s hands.

VERSES 7 TO 12

“For your anger consumes us, and by your fury, we are troubled.

Before you, we put our iniquities, in the light of your face, our hidden sins. For all our days are passing away in your indignation; our years are over like a sigh. Our life span is seventy years, and if some reach eighty years of age because of their strength, their measure is weariness and weariness, for it passes quickly, and we fly. Who knows the power of your anger? And your anger, according to the fear that is due you? Teach us to count our days in such a way that we reach wise hearts”.

In a clear plea for mercy, Moses calls upon God to guide us in the path of light and give us wisdom, for only then will we be able to find a direction, a purpose in our lives. Especially in verse 12, there is a request for Divine help, for the Lord teaches us to value life and go through this existence without suffering.

VERSES 13 AND 14

“Turn to us, Lord! Until when? Have compassion on your servants. Satisfy us in the morning with your kindness, that we may rejoice and rejoice all our days”.

So that we can live in peace, security, and complete happiness, Moses asks that God is always renewing his love for his children, as well as the hope in our hearts.

VERSE 15

“Rejoice in the days when you afflicted us and in the years when we saw evil.”

In verse 15, Moses refers to the pain and difficulty of living without following in God’s footsteps; but that those days are gone, and now all the bad times have turned into learning. Before the Lord, everything is happiness and fullness”.

VERSES 16 AND 17

“Let your work appear to your servants and your glory to their children. Let the grace of the Lord our God be upon us and confirm the work of our hands upon us; yes, it confirms the work of our hands”.

Finally, Moses asks God for all the inspiration necessary to perform great deeds in the name of the Lord. These achievements are enduring and lasting, so that future generations will be able to appreciate and follow through with the teachings of Divine faith and wisdom.

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