Psalm 90:5-6 (JDV)
Psalm 90:5 You stop their lives; they sleep. They are like grass that grows in the morning –
Psalm 90:6 in the morning it sprouts and grows; by evening it withers and dries up.
McEachern says that in this psalm “faith deals with the brevity of human life.” In the psalm, the “brevity of human life is compared to a flood, a dream, and (in the text above to) grass, which are short-lived” (113).
We need to keep our similarity to grass in mind because if we are not careful, we can waste time on inconsequential things. We don’t have the time to waste. The evening is coming when our lives will wither and dry up. We need to make hay while the sun shines.
McEachern, Alton H. Psalms. Nashville, Tenn: Broadman Press, 1981.