Tag: riches without Christ is loss
Greetings on this Lord’s day, a day of celebration and rejoicing in our glorious King who is coming soon and suddenly for His Bride! The Church is preparing for the greatest day in all of its history! She is putting on spotless garments of Christ’s righteousness and preparing for the trumpet call that will come at an hour unexpected by the lost world. The Bride will be taken to the wedding supper and will experience joy unspeakable and full of Glory as they see Jesus Christ face to face! Oh, what a day that will be!
As I reflect on the readings of this last week, Psalm 49 draws my attention on this day of rest. The psalmist was reflecting on the rich and famous who trusted in their riches rather than in God. When death came to them, whatever wealth or possessions that they had went to others. (Psalm 49:10-11) The man who trusted in himself, his riches and fame had no real hope. They are destined for the grave and destruction. The psalmist spoke of death as “feeding on them”. (Psalm 49:14)
But the psalmist trusted in God. He knew that money could not buy his soul or ransom him from destruction. He trusted in God to redeem him from the grave and death. (Psalm 49:14-15) In fact, the godly will rule over the wicked in the morning of resurrection. The psalmist had resurrection faith and trusted in the mercy and grace of God to redeem him!
Many today live as if money and fame are the main points of life. They neglect God and His people. They make light of His laws and commands to love and worship Him and to love others. They run after the rich and famous and heartily approve of their sayings, even though they are ungodly and vile in God’s sight. The psalmist had a deep understanding of the end of all men. Those who lived for themselves would utterly perish. Those who lived for God would rule in the end forever!
Ask God to give you a clear picture of these truths today as you choose to worship Him and give yourself to obey His Word! The rewards are truly out of this world!
In His Love, Pastor John