Series: Psalms: Making the Connections

Psalm 90: From Everlasting to Everlasting

September 04, 2022 | Dr. Gary Hylander
Passage: Psalms 90:1-17

As we transition from Book 3 to Book 4 in the Psalms, a change in tone
becomes apparent to us. In Book 3, the psalmists reviewed the various
international conflicts endured by the Jewish people. Invasion after
invasion is described in poetic form, with David’s throne seemingly
lying in the dust of destruction in Psalm 89. However, in Book 4, the
opening verse in Psalm 90 informs us that the Lord is our dwelling
place, and that our God is eternal. Hope is restored in these opening

The superscription informs us that Psalm 90 is a prayer of Moses. In all
likelihood, this is the earliest of the psalms. We will want to connect
what is described in Psalm 90 with the trials endured by Moses as he
led the Israelites through the wilderness. Reflect upon Numbers 20:10,
and ponder how the event described there shapes Moses’ words.
Connect Deuteronomy 32 and 33 to various verses in Psalm 90. As we
do so, we will better understand God’s view of time and eternity.
Welcome to Book 4!

As We Consider God’s Relationship To Our Time, Note...

• The Dwelling Place He Has Provided. (1-2)
• The Challenging Trials He Has Permitted. (3-12)
• The Steadfast Love He Has Exhibited. (13-17)

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