When Life Has Lost Its Meaning
Dr. David Davis
Psalm 90 is one of the most significant prayers of Moses.
Here we find Moses living in the desert -- the mundane of all of life. He's living in the mundane-monotonous Mondays of life.
God has given you one life to live and He expects you to live it to the fullest. However, when you live your life out of obedience of the Lord -- you will wind up living a life that has lost its meaning.
Look very closely at Numbers 12:1-2; 22-23
This is a case where the people should have listened to the minority. Two of the twelve said, "Let us go up at once, and possess it (the Land); for we are all well able to overcome it." (vs 30)
Verse 31 - "But the men that went with him said, we be not able to go up against the people; for they are stronger than we."
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Verse 25 - "And they returned from searching of the land after forty days."
Deuteronomy 1:2 - "There were eleven days journey from Horeb by the way of Mount Seir unto Kadesh-barnea."
Do you see it? Moses and the children of Israel were only eleven (11) days from the land of Canaan -- the Promised Land -- but they might as well have been 11 years away -- because they didn't obey God -- and life lost its meaning.
Here's the real tragedy of the whole incident. Because they failed to obey God -- they lost the opportunity to enter into the Promised Land. And God sentenced them to 40 years of wandering in the desert. The spies were gone 40 days -- so the sentence was one year for every day they searched out the land and then concluded that they shouldn't possess what was already theirs for the taking.
By the way -- whose idea was it to send in the spies to check out the land? God's? Certainly not! Remember -- He already knew who was there. And He had already prepared for the defeat of thos sons of Anak -- but because the spies could not trust God -- they chose to walk by sight and not by faith.
So who were those giants? Look at ...
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