(4) The permanence of work. The world without corresponds with the world within. Moses is looking back, and his feeling is loss. I. Support under the afflictions to which we are exposed in the meanwhile.(T. These things will soon have an end, and that for ever. (2) The uncertainty of life. Psalms 90:12. THE END TO WHICH THE PETITION WAS DIRECTED. "That we may apply our hearts unto wisdom."1. John Piper Dec 31, 2012 7.4K Shares Article. (3)From the moral dread of future retribution. 3. You should not look upon men and women as if they were grown, as trees which stand in their maturity plain to your sight. Let the satisfaction be proportioned according to our past affliction (ver.15). Life is filled with opportunities, but the big question is what we do with them. (3) The permanence of our own selves — "The beauty of the Lord our God be upon us." “So teach us to number our days that we may apply our heart unto wisdom” (vs. 12). Creatures in whose favour God is pleased still to lengthen out the day of grace, the economy of long-suffering, which they have improved to so little purpose, ought no longer to delay, no, not for a moment, to avail themselves of a reprieve so graciously intended. O that some of us, instead of calculating our days by any earthly time-piece, may calculate them by the numbers of opportunities and mercies which are burning down and burning out, never to be relighted.(T. Let us read His Holy Word with profound attention. The most important lesson, taught us by the shortness and uncertainty of our present life, considered in itself, is, that we may reasonably expect, and should therefore continually look forward to another.II. 1. "The fear of the Lord, that is wisdom." Toggle navigation. WITH RESPECT TO THE ETERNAL LIFE WHICH IS TO FOLLOW. We are pilgrims, voyagers, scholars. -------------------- AS REGARDS THE PRESENT WORLD.1. WHAT IS THIS WISDOM TO WHICH WE SHOULD APPLY OUR HEARTS? Bible Toggle Dropdown. Therefore begin early. Have you this wisdom touching the government of your lives? Are we more trusting in God and more useful to man?(E. History, observation, experience — all remind us every day of our end. (4)From the delusive suggestions of the tempter. A fifth use of numbering our days is, to check and compose all strong emotions of mind about worldly concerns; for in so transitory a state there can be nothing to deserve them. To many men the same needs to be said. THE PSALMIST'S PETITION. 2. J. Hardy, M.A.If ever we ought to practise what has been called the Divine arithmetic of life, it is at the close of one year and the beginning of another. Then it is said that this over-anxious condition of the mind is a result of impaired health. So as to make up for lost days. Should we be so moved by them if we knew how little time they lasted? Psalm 90 – The Prayer of Moses in the Wilderness. Let our future joys compensate for our past affliction. Let us study Nature with reverent and inquisitive eyes. Why this tendency? Unless God shall deign to teach, we refuse to learn. )Time wisely computedC. )How rightly to number our daysT. "So teach us," etc. We are what the past has made us. God communicates this necessary instruction by His Word, and Providence, and Spirit — reminding by many a solemn text, by many an awakening dispensation, and by many an inward admonition, that "The time is short."II. I. We are asked to number our days, and not our years or months or weeks. A life through which more time has been devoted to a present world, than to preparation for eternity, corresponds not to the views which the Creator proposed to Himself, when He placed us in this economy of expectation. 2. The worldly life. We are pilgrims, voyagers, scholars.4. His need of assistance in the duty. "Ye shall not surely die."III. It may be to make money; it may be to get into places of honour; it may be the acquisition of knowledge. Why should we be elated with hope of future good, when both our own lives, and those on whom our expectations may depend, are subject to such innumerable chances; and the higher we raise ourselves in imagination, the more afflicting will be our fall? The past is ours only when it is gone. 1. 4. He knows your appointed time, He knows how your death will occur. Spring, summer, autumn, are gone, but the harvest is gathered in. Next to 23 rd Psalm, Psalm 90 has probably been read at more gravesides than any other. Such are the laws of our intellectual and social being, arid such are the relations and connections of one mind with another, that an influence of some kind we must and shall inevitably exert. Still lost time may be made up for a little by working extra in the time that remains. Let it run through the whole of our life. We must go in for numeration under Divine guidance. This duty involves —(1) A comparison of the number of our days with the duration of eternity. 2. First, the receiving of Christ by us as sinners; secondly, the adorning of the doctrine in our lives. In garrison towns there is a cannon fired at noon, and when people not accustomed to it hear it for the first time, they generally start and say, "Oh my!" Do not worry then. … Would any struggle as they do for this world's wealth if they knew that their lease of it was so brief? De Witt Talmage. The battle will soon be fought. The average life span of an American is 78.2 years (75.6 for men, 80.8 for women). Chuck Smith :: Sermon Notes for Psalm 90:12, 17 1. “Teach Us To Number Our Days” Psalm 90 January 30, 2011 SI: Please open your Bibles to Psalm 90. Seek, then, to apply your hearts to the "wisdom which cometh down from above."(C. They can thus truly extend themselves, in an important sense, "beyond their measure," — can stretch out the arm of mercy and pour light on the darkness and miseries of the whole earth. Wisdom is a great word, because the idea it symbolizes is great. Since we have but a small time to stay here, it is our wisdom to make it as easy and agreeable to ourselves, and all with whom we have any intercourse, as we are able; and to imitate persons of prudence, who occasionally go journeys together; bearing with each others' temper and behaviour; giving mutual comfort and assistance under the misfortunes and inconveniences of the way; and continually endeavouring to preserve or restore the good humour and cheerfulness of the company.3. J. Hardy, M.A.If ever we ought to practise what has been called the Divine arithmetic of life, it is at the close of one year and the beginning of another. The shortness and precariousness of our present state of being should teach us to avoid long pursuits of worldly profits or pre-eminences; which probably either we shall not have time to attain, or must soon quit. THE PSALMIST'S PETITION. It is only a very superior person who can rise above and triumph over his physical condition; who can be equable, and wise, and tender, when the body is sick. Their patience, love, wisdom, are sacred now, and live in us. What is "wisdom"? He may call reason to his aid. I. You should look upon them as seeds which are planted, which are hidden as yet, but which are destined to have appearance of full growth by and by. It is that which leads us to so use this life as the preparation for the life eternal. What, for instance, did Moses himself esteem wisdom to be? 2. Are you wiser? The agonies of bereavement, the mysterious process of dying, make that known and felt. Do not worry then. Time is bearing us and all away. Only so that the life of man is circumscribed by sense. So teach us to number our days. THAT THE FORMATION OF A CORRECT JUDGMENT IS ESSENTIAL TO PRACTICAL WISDOM. Until he can answer this solemn inquiry satisfactorily, he is but a fool in knowledge and a child in his pursuits. 4. You will then see what it should lead to and what you cannot afford to have it lead to. B. God’s blessing upon our life and work gives life meaning and value (90:12-17). "That we may apply our hearts unto wisdom."1. In His works, to men and their children (ver. He may call reason to his aid. A Song for the Sabbath. Passwords should have at least 6 characters. Doth not the fact that our days may end at any time condemn such a life? We are pilgrims, voyagers, scholars.4. And seeing this you will apply your hearts unto wisdom. Consider that only for the brief period of this life is it given unto any one of us to work our life power into the welfare of our fellow-men. Only so that in its noblest outreachings it is bounded by this world. Psalms 90 Commentary, One of over 110 Bible commentaries freely available, this 12 volume, chapter by chapter commentary of 4,800 sermon outlines and 24,000 homiletic references A Psalm. What is "wisdom"? The days of our years are threescore years and ten; and if by reason of strength they be fourscore years, yet is their strength labour and sorrow; for it is soon cut off, and we fly away. Introduction. As another event in these times, adapted to form religious character, we may notice in some respects a salutary change in the ministry of the Gospel. Dec 31, 2012. Firstly, we need to stop and be reminded of the reality of death, be quiet and humble and listen to God. WE OUGHT TO COUNT UPON EXERTING A FAR MORE WIDELY EXTENDED INFLUENCE AS CHRISTIANS. On an eight-stringed harp. As the miser counts and recounts his gold because it is his treasure, and fears lest a single piece should be lost, so should the child of eternity number those few and fleeting days which constitute his only season for preparing for eternity. . An inaptitude on the part of man for the fulfilment of the duty. Let us by every method inform ourselves in respect to those great duties and obligations which deliver us from frivolity and sin.(W. BECAUSE OF ITS IMPERCEPTIBLE DEPARTURE. THE END TO WHICH THE PETITION WAS DIRECTED. "The fear of the Lord, that is wisdom." Secker. Look at the Book. 3. ). An inaptitude on the part of man for the fulfilment of the duty. The New Testament We cannot number our days rightly without the Lord as our Teacher. Rather let me put it in this way: What are the varieties of human life which this wisdom condemns?1. Living by the truths in this message will enable you to enjoy God’s peace while those in this world panic. Are you living as those should live who can never stop living, who cannot even remain what they are, but must become better or worse? Relying on God to provide manna, they had to live by faith each day. II. Consider that only for the brief period of this life is it given unto any one of us to work our life power into the welfare of our fellow-men.3. THE SPECIFIC PURPOSE FOR WHICH WE ARE TO NUMBER OUR DAYS. This sermon was preached on February 20, 2012. (2) The permanence of lost affections. All things here are double. 2. It is well for us that we can be taught of God. FOR WHAT PURPOSE WE ARE TO NUMBER OUR DAYS. Were our spiritual photographs compared with those of last year, would we be found to have grown in grace? The dream will soon be past. So teach us to number our days, that we may present a heart of wisdom. “turn back to dust” at a single word from God. ", II. 6. Cultivating the garden of life. It may be to make money; it may be to get into places of honour; it may be the acquisition of knowledge. Sermon: Psalm 90 Gaining a heart of wisdom So how has the first week of 2018 been for you? What would the world know of right and wrong but for God? (2) A comparison of the work which we have to do, with the space allotted for its accomplishment.3. You will then see what it is worth and what it is not worth. Doth not the fact that our days may end at any time condemn such a life? We need no better definition than that which describes it to consist in "pursuing the best end by the best means"; and seeing that happiness is "our being's end and aim," and that holiness is the only revealed means of securing it, the definition in question obviously identifies wisdom with godliness. After Adam had been created, God said, “It is not good that man should be alone.” And then God created Eve for Adam. Psalms 90:12 - So teach us to number our days, that we may gain a heart of wisdom. What did the great apostle pronounce is not to be, after he had ceased to sit as Saul of Tarsus at the feet of Gamaliel? [Note: Brueggemann, p111. ] I would be rid of this bondage of the flesh, but how? How much more available is the power of holy example now than in those past days, when population was more sparse, and the means of personal intercourse more restricted! "Ye shall not surely die."III. Every man must come to his last day. To consider the kind of them. It suggests —1. Thus it speaks: It will soon be over. 2. “The steps of a good man are ordered by the Lord,” Psalm 37:23. 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