April 6, 2017

Don’t Do It

Do not trust in wealth, it won’t save you.

Read: Psalm 49:5-7,16-20 

Why should I fear when trouble comes,

   when enemies surround me?

6 They trust in their wealth

   and boast of great riches.

7 Yet they cannot redeem themselves from death[a]

   by paying a ransom to God.


So don’t be dismayed when the wicked grow rich

   and their homes become ever more splendid.

17 For when they die, they take nothing with them.

   Their wealth will not follow them into the grave.

18 In this life they consider themselves fortunate

   and are applauded for their success.

19 But they will die like all before them

   and never again see the light of day.

20 People who boast of their wealth don’t understand;

   they will die, just like animals.