1 I said to myself, “I will watch what I do
and not sin in what I say.
I will hold my tongue
when the ungodly are around me.”
2 But as I stood there in silence—
not even speaking of good things—
the turmoil within me grew worse.
3 The more I thought about it,
the hotter I got,
igniting a fire of words:
4 “Lord, remind me how brief my time on earth will be.
Remind me that my days are numbered—
how fleeting my life is.
5 You have made my life no longer than the width of my hand.
My entire lifetime is just a moment to you;
at best, each of us is but a breath.” Interlude
6 We are merely moving shadows,
and all our busy rushing ends in nothing.
We heap up wealth,
not knowing who will spend it. NLT
How hard is it to apply verse 1 to your life?
In verses 2-3, what made David feel like he was going to burst?
In verses 4-6, how does David’s thinking change? What is it that made his thinking change?
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Consider the condition of our culture. What does this psalm teach us about the type of perspective a follower of God should have about a broken world?