Prayer: God, we are frail yet you are eternal. As Moses was a man of God; make us yours. Amen
Reading: Psalm 90: 1-8 (9-11) (Click to read text)
Stop and GROW: After reading the text, discuss/ponder the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America's Book of Faith questions, which are part of Camp Mount Luther's GROW Time with campers.
QUESTION 1: What scares, confuses, challenges, or doesn’t make sense to me in this text?
QUESTION 2: What delights me in this text or is my favorite part of the story?
QUESTION 3: What stories or memories does this text stir in me?
QUESTION 4: What is God up to in this text?
Reflection: Most of the first eleven verses of Psalm 90 are doom and gloom. Verse twelve offers some hope of a wise heart but we stop short of that here. So, what to do with 1-8, and perhaps 9-11? Well, one of my Bibles gives titles to chapters and sometimes by-lines, too. Psalm 90 - God's Eternity and Human Frailty - A Prayer of Moses, the man of God.
That is what we need to know. We may be frail but God is eternal. Moses was not sure of himself and all God was asking him to do but Moses was a man of God. When feeling frail, remember God is eternal and we are His. --Ruth Gates
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