Psalm 90

A prayer for God’s wisdom and grace due to life’s shortness.

1–2 Safety in an eternal God
3–6 Man’s short life
7–12 The need for God’s wisdom
13–17 Prayer for God’s grace

  • Read and sing Isaac Watt’s hymn “O God Our Help in Ages Past” with this psalm.
  • We tend to think—and life—like we will live forever. Meditate on verses 3–6, and pray verse 12.
  • Moses wrote this psalm—can you see how 40 years of wondering in the wilderness would evoke the feelings in verses 7–11?
  • Verse 12 is this psalm’s main point—wisdom is skillfully and accurately applying God’s Word to everyday life. Why is wisdom so important given how short life is?