Psa 90v4 – A thousand years ago

A thousand years ago, the only means of transportation was a horse or donkey, and most people lived difficult lives totally reliant on their land. There were no modern conveniences or health care, and the average life expectancy was only 35 years! Today’s average life expectancy, thanks to good hygiene and modern healthcare, is 73 years. That is amazing. Or is it? In Psalms, we read God’s view of our time. “A thousand years in your sight are like a day that has just gone by or like a watch in the night”. (Psalm 90:4). For God, a thousand years is like a single day. This is poetic language to say that our time is nothing to God. How people lived a thousand years ago was like yesterday to Him. Us now living 38 extra years is like a few trivial seconds to God. God wants to offer us so much more. Don’t put your hope in human advancements; it’s nothing. “Do not put your trust in princes, in human beings, who cannot save.” (Psalms 146:3). Rather, put your trust in God, who is eternity, and who offers you eternity. “Blessed are those whose help is the God of Jacob, whose hope is in the LORD their God. He is the Maker of heaven and earth, the sea, and everything in them—he remains faithful forever.” (Psalms 146:5-6). Open Bible –,, (Nicky B)

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