Work/Works 20

This post is Day 20 in a series of studies about “Work/Works”. I strongly suggest you begin with the introduction to this study, please click here to read it.

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Work/Works – Day 20

Psalm 90:17

May the favour of the Lord our God rest on us; establish the work of our hands for us – yes, establish the work of our hands.

The Thought

This verse is the last in this psalm of Moses and is a prayer after much contemplation about the life that God gives to mankind. It has good verses and sad verses. He mentions trouble and sorrow (v10) and he refers to the wrath of God (v11). Obviously Moses is thinking about the forty year long journey through the desert when the Israelites experienced every emotion possible, and learned many things along the way.

Today this psalm can encourage each of us in whatever work we are doing for The Lord, whether we are witnessing to a colleague, friend or family member, or whether we are preparing to start a new ministry of world outreach. The process is the same. And the prayer from this verse is the same.

Proverbs 16:3 tells us to commit to The Lord whatever you do, and He will establish your plans.

In Paul’s letter to the Colossians, we read two verses encouraging the same principle: Whatever you do, whether in word or deed, do it all in the name of The Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through Him (Colossians 3:17).

Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for The Lord, not for human masters (Colossians 3:23).


Read Psalm 90 today and feel Moses’ emotions as he reflected on all the Lord did during the journey through the wilderness.

Think too about the power that God showed through him before leaving Egypt, the plagues that he commanded in the name of the Lord. Reflect on the work that each of us can do when we are submitted totally to Jesus.

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