I found an intriguing perspective on a familiar verse at a website I visited recently:
“Who knows the power of your anger? For your wrath is as great as the fear that is due you. Teach us to number our days aright, that we may gain a heart of wisdom.” Psalm 90:11-12
When Moses asks, “Who knows the power of your anger…” he’s saying that we humans just don’t get how big and powerful and holy God is. We forget how awesome and mighty He is. As a result we lead unwise lives focused on something rather than Him.
When Moses says, “Teach us to number our days aright…” that doesn’t mean we should say, “Wow–my life is short. I’d better work harder to make things happen.
Our hope is not in working harder or faster or achieving more. It’s realizing that only God’s work and ways will stand the test of time. We must call upon God for help, rather than strive in our own strength.
Thanks to Adam Pivec at www.fulfilledprophecy.com for this perspective.
My prayer is to learn to rely fully upon God in all things rather than striving in my own strength. Simply learning to trust that God knows of all our needs and will supply them in His perfect timing has been one of the lessons He’s teaching Minette and I as we prepare for Serving Slovakia.
Praise God for the incredible opportunity to serve Him and the great generosity of friends, family and the body of Christ in wonderfully supplying for our needs on this trip.