December 31, 2017
The end of one year and beginning a new one provides an opportunity to reflect on the passage of time. This reflection may be productive if we consider not only our own mortality, but the eternal and holy character of God. Alistair Begg considers Moses’ prayer in Psalm 90, noting that it is grounded in the reality that our sin places each of us under the wrath of God. By grace, because of Christ’s work, the God we have offended will Himself restore, satisfy, gladden, and favor His people.
12So teach us to number our days
that we may get a heart of wisdom.
13Return, O Lord! How long?
Have pity on your servants!
14Satisfy us in the morning with your steadfast love,
that we may rejoice and be glad all our days.
15Make us glad for as many days as you have afflicted us,
and for as many years as we have seen evil.
16Let your work be shown to your servants,
and your glorious power to their children.
17Let the favor4 of the Lord our God be upon us,
and establish the work of our hands upon us;
yes, establish the work of our hands!
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Scripture taken from The Holy Bible, English Standard Version. Copyright ©2001 by Crossway Bibles, a publishing ministry of Good News Publishers. Used by permission. All rights reserved. Text provided by the Crossway Bibles Web Service.