Psalm 90 describes the conundrum of human life. It also gives hope to existence and the purpose of man. In this Chapter, God is introduced as a creator and a refuge. The Chapter also brings into picture the time of God, where it refers to his time as eternal, and “from everlasting to everlasting.” (Psalm 90:2, King James Version). Verse three of the Chapter talks about the destruction of man, where it gives the reference to the inevitable death. The fourth verse, on the other hand, compares the eternal time of God and the temporal time of man; “For a thousand years in your sight are like yesterday when it is past, and like a watch in the night.” (Psalm 90:4, King James Version).
The anger of God towards man is explained in this Chapter, specifically in chapter 7. According to the chapter, the man has sinned against Him. It says, “You have set our iniquities before you, our secret sins in the light of your countenance.” (Psalm 90:7, King James Version). The Chapter continues to expound on how God is likely to punish the man due to his sins. Nevertheless, at the end of the Chapter a ray of hope is given to the man. In the final verses, the Chapter states that God’s beauty is likely to redeem the man and save him from sins, where it states, “And let the beauty of the Lord our God be upon us, and establish the work of our hands for us.” Chapter 90 psalms is basically about the relationship between man and God, the human deeds, and the punishment is likely to be served to the sinners. It also speaks of God’s mercy on humankind, from the curse of sin.