If you’re wondering why I’m discussing a chapter of Psalms in the middle of discussing the book of Numbers, let me explain. I’m attempting to discuss the Bible in what is considered chronological order. The chapters of Psalms cover many time periods. In the future you’ll see a few chapters of Psalms scattered throughout my other discussions. Today I’m looking at Psalms 90.
“We are consumed by your anger
and terrified by your indignation.” – Psalms 90:7
Because ruling with fear and anger is a great way to be a successful leader.
“Our days may come to seventy years,
or eighty, if our strength endures;” – Psalms 90:10
Or 120 years, 600 years, 900 years. Don’t worry, God isn’t concerned with consistency in the Bible.
“If only we knew the power of your anger!
Your wrath is as great as the fear that is your due.” – Psalms 90:11
Really? I think we have a good grasp of God’s anger. Do something He doesn’t like and He punishes you, often with death.
“Make us glad for as many days as you have afflicted us,
for as many years as we have seen trouble.” – Psalms 90:15
And herein lies the problem with the message(s) of the Bible. Life is full of troubles. We are to accept God afflicting us with pain and agony? Why? Because God loves us. WTF?
To conclude Psalms 90, God is an angry god who fills our lives with pain and agony. But guess what, He really does love us! Now where’s that barf back when I need it?
Coming Soon: Numbers – Chapter 32: The Transjordan Tribes