A Labor Day Psalm (9/1/2019)

Psalm 90; Robert Alexander

In life, we often become concerned with what is passing away, that which interrupts our day to day or satisfies momentarily. Unfortunately, we are then prone to lose sight of what is eternal…what lasts. Psalm 90 stands out from all other psalms in that it was written by Moses and therefore possibly the oldest psalm we have. Yet this psalm is transcendent in that it reminds us what matters most is that which is eternal. In a time when there is such a demand for our time and attention, Psalm 90 is a needed call for each of us to evaluate our passions, pursuits and perspective. As we celebrate “Labor Day”, let our desire to be that of Moses which is that God would “establish” or find favor in the work or labor of our hands.