I am reading a Psalm a day this year. So far they have been relatively short, and not all have touched me.
Today’s warning to the rich, (not me, I can only wish, lol), did touch my heart.
I have selected verses first from the Names of God Bible. I just like the ease of understanding.
But for the last verse, no other translation compares with the Amplified Bible.
Psalm 49:1-3 (NOG)
For the choir director; a psalm by Korah’s descendants.
“Listen to this, all you people.
Open your ears, all who live in the world
common people and important ones,
rich people and poor ones.
My mouth will speak wise sayings,
the insights I have carefully considered.”
This is such a sad truth. So many refuse to listen. I saw a meme on FB, this morning, “worthless things in 2017.”
There were several things, a floppy disk, a pay phone, a VCR, last on the list was a Christian Bible.
The comments were so sad… the gist was, all lies, not even good poetry, we can learn more from Dr Seuss.
I pray you don’t agree.
Psalm 49:7-10 (NOG)
“No one can ever buy back another person
or pay Elohim (God), a ransom for his life.
The price to be paid for his soul is too costly.
He must always give up
in order to live forever and never see the pit.
Indeed, one can see that wise people die,
that foolish and stupid people meet the same end. They leave their riches to others.“
Everyone can see, we all die. Our wealth cannot keep us from Hell. We must give up, let go of our desires, plans, our sins and shame, and give ourselves to God.
All we gain on earth is left to others. The temporary riches of this world, or we can share the eternal riches of Salvation.
Psalm 49:15. (NOG)
“But Elohim (God), will buy me back from the power of hell, because he will take me.
Selah” (stop and consider this)
Oh that people would stop and consider:
That the world might be saved. Individual choice. We must deside for ourselves. We must repent, turn towards God, He is always within reach.
Just a “HELP LORD” away.
This last verses is a great Spiritual Truth.
Psalms 49:20. (AMP)
“A man [who is held] in honor,
Yet who lacks [spiritual] understanding and a teachable heart, is like the beasts that perish.”
He Who Lacks Spiritual Understanding, lacks the Wisdom, to recognize and accept a personal, loving God, who longs to Save us from the pit.
The Lord also desires, we would Draw Near, spend time, to love and learn from Him.
Salvation is just the start of an eternity filled with love and life.
I pray you will continue to draw close, and recognize the Power of His Mercy and Grace.