Metaphysical Bible Interpretation of Pslams 90
Metaphysically Interpreting Psalms 90:1-17
90:1Lord, thou hast been our dwelling-place
In all generations.
90:2Before the mountains were brought forth,
Or ever thou hadst formed the earth and the world,
Even from everlasting to everlasting, thou art God.
90:5Thou carriest them away as with a flood; they are as a sleep:
In the morning they are like grass which groweth up.
90:6In the morning it flourisheth, and groweth up;
In the evening it is cut down, and withereth.
90:9For all our days are passed away in thy wrath:
We bring our years to an end as a sigh.
90:10The days of our years are threescore years and ten,
Or even by reason of strength fourscore years;
Yet is their pride but labor and sorrow;
For it is soon gone, and we fly away.
90:13Return, O Jehovah; how long?
And let it repent thee concerning thy servants.
90:14Oh satisfy us in the morning with thy lovingkindness,
That we may rejoice and be glad all our days.
90:15Make us glad according to the days wherein thou hast afflicted us,
And the years wherein we have seen evil.
90:16Let thy work appear unto thy servants,
And thy glory upon their children.
90:17And let the favor of the Lord our God be upon us;
And establish thou the work of our hands upon us;
Yea, the work of our hands establish thou it.
September 29, 1907: Psalms 90:1-17
Retrospection is profitable only when it yields some lesson. The habit of some people of talking about the past as the most profitable part of their lives is highly detrimental. Wherever the attention is centered there, thought-substance is formed. The mind is continually making out of the invisible forces of life all about us whatever we image in thought. If we think about old things and make the mind image them as the most desirable, they are reproduced in our experiences, or in the character, or the shape of the organism. Mediocre talents and shriveled bodies are the penalties of looking back with regrets. “Remember Lot's wife.”
The command of the Lord, or Spiritual I Am, is “Go forward.” The mind is naturally progressive. It grows, expands, encompasses new and greater possibilities, when working in divine order. The number of years one has lived is no criterion of wisdom, nor a measure of life's activities. Modern American youth consider as “slow” those who mourn over the extravagancies of our civilization. Their minds are charged like a battery with fresh ideals and they chafe under the restraint of conservatism. The mental atmosphere of the race has had poured into it oceans of high ideals along every conceivable line and all those who are receptive are getting a new impetus in living. Then take off the shackles of the past and glorify God by filling your mind with the possibilities of the now and here.
– UNITY magazine.
September 25, 1949: Psalms 90:1-2
How does the work of the Infinite appear to us, and how do we see its glory on future generations? In our aspirations after God we see the outworking of a plan to bring the universe into a consciousness of divine cause. As a continually developing and unfolding purpose, we envision the glory of its consummation in the life of future generations.
September 25, 1949: Psalms 90:16-17
How is the work of our hands established? By our active co-operation with Divine Mind, which alone can bring our efforts to fruition and give our work lasting significance.
Transcribed by Lloyd Kinder on 11-30-2013