Posted by: Larry Hoekman | November 30, 2016

Psalms — Psalm 49 – Death, the Ultimate Equalizer!

Day 2600: Good bye November! Hello best month of the year!!!

Scripture: Why should I fear in days of adversity, when the iniquity of my foes surrounds me, even those who trust in their wealth and boast in the abundance of their riches? No man can by any means redeem his brother or give to God a ransom for him—for the redemption of his soul is costly, and he should cease trying forever—that he should live on eternally, that he should not undergo decay. For he sees that even wise men die; the stupid and the senseless alike perish and leave their wealth to others.

Their inner thought is that their houses are forever and their dwelling places to all generations; they have called their lands after their own names. But man in his pomp will not endure; he is like the beasts that perish. This is the way of those who are foolish, and of those after them who approve their words. As sheep they are appointed for Sheol; death shall be their shepherd.

Do not be afraid when a man becomes rich, when the glory of his house is increased; for when he dies he will carry nothing away; his glory will not descend after him. Though while he lives he congratulates himself—and though men praise you when you do well for yourself—He shall go to the generation of his fathers; they will never see the light. Man in his pomp, yet without understanding, is like the beasts that perish. Excerpts from Psalm 49

Thoughts/questions: I really tried to shorten this, but its message is so strong, I had to leave all of the above. I hope you read it slowly. It surely reinforces this: ‘the most impressive statistic in the world is that 1:1 people die.’

One quick thought: the redemption of one’s soul is costly – it cost Jesus His life . . .

Suggested prayer: Father God, thank You for the gift of eternal life through Your Son, Jesus . . .

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