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Tuesday, November 5, 2013

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Psalm 90 begins with the title “A Prayer of Moses the Man of God.” As we read the description “man of God,” the life of Moses goes past by in front of us: His life in Midian, his life as he led the people of Israel through the wilderness for 40 years.

He suffered immensely as the leader of the stubborn people. Think about it. Their rebellion, idolatry, unbelief, complaints, and through all this he understood the LORD better.  Or, since he knew the LORD, he was able to endure.

He knew Him as the Creator who is not bound by time and space. He knew His power and greatness in His holiness. This gave him boldness not to be afraid of the people, but to stand firm to shepherd them to His righteousness.

He understood the human condition with their helplessness and sinfulness. And he knew that he was also one of them.  “Our sins are in the light of Thy countenance.” So he cries out in the midst of his wilderness sojourn: “Return, O LORD, how long?”

He sought the loving-kindness of the LORD in the morning, the only source of life which ever satisfies him. He trusted that the LORD will repay them with the gladness of Himself.

May we seek the LORD every morning and learn of His loving-kindness.


Sook-Young Kim
Kyungpook National University
Sangju, South Korea