Read: Ps 90
“Lord, you had been our dwelling place…” Ps 90:1
God is a dwelling place – a home for the trackless men.
Home is security, protection, provision, intimacy. A place where we can live. A place where we experience love, care, acceptance, understanding, care. Home is an answer to our basic needs for existing. God is ETERNAL home for the MORTAL man.
“Who DWELLS in the shelter of the Most High, will ABIDE in the shadow of the Almighty” – Ps 91:1. Dwelling, resting, to be at home at God.
“Teach us to count our days that we may get a heart of wisdom” Ps 90:12
How can we have a heart of wisdom? (Notice that he doesn’t talk about the MIND of wisdom, but the HEART of wisdom. Wisdom is more than just pure mindful understanding – it is character, attitude, understanding, spirituality.)
Wisdom comes when we understand our limitations: the time and impact of our life is limited and not under our control. This is how Moses expresses this in this Psalm:
- Our life is a vapor, a dream. Unsignificant and short.
- Our time is very limited and it is controled by God. He decided when we enter into life and when we live this life. We can’t control what we want to control so badly.
- Our limited resources are mostly wasted.
- Our impact is limited. Who will be remembered 500 years from now? Hardly anybody will be trakcable. We want to leave behind tracks so badly. We want to be remembered. Was there any reasult, impact of my life, or I was just eating, drinking, consuming?
Wisdom comes when we understand that our trackless life can connect to eternity if we connect with the eternal God. This eternal God offers an eternal home for the mortal and trackless people.
What we do for God is the only thing that will have a track. “Establish the work of our hands for us!”