Finding hope and wisdom in the eternal God: ChatGPT’s reflections on Psalm 90

Let us lean into His wisdom and allow it to guide us as we navigate the complexities of life, drawing nearer to Him each day.

“Above all, I believe chatbots, as of now, are not capable of preparing a text suitable for being offered as a sermon. From what we know about chatbots, they cannot know what it means to be human, to experience love or be inspired by a sacred text.”

These were the words of Joanne Pierce in an article written for The Conversation.

I wanted to see what would happen if I asked ChatGPT to write my blog for me this week.

Below you’ll find an article (and headlines) written solely by ChatGPT from the prompt: “Write a Christian blog post based on Psalm 90.”

In our journey of faith, we often encounter moments of uncertainty, seasons of struggle, and questions about the meaning of life. During these times, it is essential to turn to the timeless wisdom found in God’s Word. Psalm 90, attributed to Moses, is a powerful prayer that provides us with profound insights into the nature of God and offers hope and perspective amidst the trials of life. Let us delve into the depths of Psalm 90 and discover how it can inspire and guide us today.

The eternal God

Psalm 90 begins by reminding us of the eternality and transcendence of God. It says, “Lord, you have been our dwelling place throughout all generations” (Psalm 90:1). This verse affirms that God has always been present with His people, offering comfort, protection, and stability. As we reflect on this truth, we find solace in knowing that our Creator is beyond the limitations of time and space.

The fragility of life

Verse 10 of Psalm 90 highlights the fleeting nature of human existence, stating, “The length of our days is seventy years—or eighty if we have the strength.” This verse serves as a reminder that our lives on earth are temporary and fragile. It compels us to treasure each moment, living with intentionality and purpose.

The cry for God’s mercy

In Psalm 90:13, Moses pleads, “Relent, Lord! How long will it be? Have compassion on your servants.” This heartfelt cry reflects the human longing for God’s mercy and grace. Even in the face of life’s challenges and uncertainties, we can turn to God with confidence, knowing that His compassion never fails. God is eager to extend His loving-kindness and forgiveness to all who seek Him.

Seeking God’s wisdom

The psalmist prays, “Teach us to number our days so that we may gain a heart of wisdom” (Psalm 90:12). This verse serves as a gentle reminder of the brevity of life. It encourages us to evaluate our priorities, seeking wisdom from the One who holds all knowledge. By recognizing the fleeting nature of our days, we are motivated to live intentionally, investing our time and energy in pursuits that align with God’s will.

Trusting in God’s unfailing love

Amidst the transient nature of our existence, Psalm 90 assures us of God’s steadfast love. Verse 14 proclaims, “Satisfy us in the morning with your unfailing love, that we may sing for joy and be glad all our days.” This verse invites us to find our ultimate satisfaction and joy in God’s unchanging love. No matter what circumstances we face, we can trust that His love will sustain us and bring us true fulfillment.

Psalm 90 serves as a timeless testament to the eternal nature of God and the transitory nature of human life. It calls us to seek wisdom and purpose, to cry out for God’s mercy, and to find solace in His unfailing love. As we internalize the messages of this psalm, may we grow in our faith, finding hope, peace, and joy in our ever-present God. Let us lean into His wisdom and allow it to guide us as we navigate the complexities of life, drawing nearer to Him each day.

Jessica Ingram is a regular contributor to The Scroll. She also is project manager for TAB Media Group. She graduated from Mississippi State University in 2017 and is a member of The Church at Brook Hills, Birmingham.


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