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The psalmist compares the brevity of his own life with the eternity of days which belong to God (v. 23). Even though he is troubled by the worldliness of many he is interested in all that is happening. The times were so fascinating, so full of soul-stirring events, he dreaded lest he die before seeing how everything would work out. He closed this Psalm with three great facts about God:
The writer realizes that he will never live to see the fulfilment of all the prophets have spoken.
I praise God that His Word and His love are perfect and unchanging. I also praise Him that in His love He is working to change me.
He has broken my strength in midcourse; he has shortened my days. "O my God," I say, "take me not away in the midst of my days-- you whose years endure throughout all generations!" Of old you laid the foundation of the earth, and the heavens are the work of your hands. They will perish, but you will remain; they will all wear out like a garment. You will change them like a robe, and they will pass away, but you are the same, and your years have no end. The children of your servants shall dwell secure; their offspring shall be established before you.
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