Words Of Wisdom May 10, 2020

Memory Verse
But the mercy of the LORD is from everlasting to everlasting on those
who fear Him, and His righteousness to children’s children, to such as
keep His covenant, and to those who remember His commandments to
do them (Psalm 103:17–18).
Words Of Wisdom
Regarding verses 13-18 of Psalm 103, theologian Allen Ross
declares: “In these verses David wrote that though man’s life is
transitory, he is established by the Lord’s covenant [= the Mosaic
covenant]. The LORD has compassion (cf. vv. 4, 8) on His frail
people (v. 13) for He knows how frail the nature of man is (vv.
14–16). Man is made of insignificant dust (cf. Gen. 2:7) and his
life is brief like the grass (cf. Pss. 37:2; 90:5; 102:4, 11; Isa. 40:6–
8) and wild flowers. Nevertheless from everlasting to everlasting
the LORD‘s covenant love [“mercy” NKJV] (cf. Ps. 103:4, 8, 11) is
with those who obey Him. Here again (cf. 102:24–27) the
eternality of the Lord is seen as a comfort for frail human beings.
Man’s hope is not in other fragile creatures, but in the eternal
God.”

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