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Verse of the Day (June 7, 2020)

Verse of the Day (June 7, 2020) #BMSeminary – Happy Lord’s Day! Looking at earthly suffering against the backdrop of God’s eternal plan of redemption provides hope. Over the course of Moses’ leadership, he was regularly faced with man’s temporal and sinful nature (vv. 4–6, 10; Num. 20:2–9; James 4:14). Though painful, this knowledge of man produces wisdom when it leads to knowledge of God as a “dwelling place” (Ps. 90:1; Rev. 21:3). Different from a refuge, which is temporary, a dwelling is where one lives in good times and bad. Dwelling in the presence of God results in an eternally significant life (Rom. 8:18). God graciously adopts the believer’s work and makes it “glorious” and “favored” (Ps. 90:16–17; 1 Cor. 3:9). Those works done for the glory of Christ will be proven by fire to be as enduring and beautiful as gold (1 Cor. 3:12–14). God’s “pity” reveals humanity’s brokenness but also God’s compassion, leading to merciful deliverance (Ps. 90:7–9, 11, 13; Rom. 5:12). His parental emotions are stirred when he looks at our brokenness (Ps. 90:12–13; Matt. 14:14). Turning his wrath away, he grants the repentant “steadfast love” (Ps. 90:14). Then love produces “gladness” that more than makes up for the years spent in agony living outside of God’s grace (v. 15). The previous psalm explains that those who experience this gladness exult in God’s righteousness (Ps. 89:15–16; Heb. 1:9). That is, God substitutes righteousness for sin. Ultimately he made that possible at great cost to himself at the high point of history through the gift of his only Son (Rom. 8:3–4). [Gospel Transformation Study Bible]

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