Foolish Confidence

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Today's reading: Psalm 49:1-20

"You need more! You need bigger! You need better!" Sound familiar? Of course! Everywhere we look—television, online, social media, magazines, billboards and shopping malls—the clear, bombarding message being directed toward us is: You NEED and DESERVE more! It's an enticing message, but it's also a foolish one that can pull our focus off of God and steer us in a wrong direction if we're not careful. Choosing to focus on and seek after earthly wealth and riches may bring us temporary satisfaction, but it has no eternal value.

"Be not afraid when a man becomes rich, when the glory of his house increases. For when he dies he will carry nothing away; his glory will not go down after him. . . Man in his pomp yet without understanding is like the beasts that perish." (vs. 16-17, 20)

What helps you keep an eternal perspective in this material, money-focused world? Was there a particular verse from this psalm that resonated with your heart, and why? Tami

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Tami,
Just like the verse says, when we die we carry nothing away.
Money and wealth are not forever.

I was drawn to these verses 8-9 15

8 (For the redemption of their soul is precious, and it ceaseth for ever:)

9 That he should still live for ever, and not see corruption.

15 But God will redeem my soul from the power of the grave for he shall receive me. Selah.

What is more important than wealth is our soul which is precious and lives forever.Those who are redeemed will not see corruption and will live forever with the Lord Jesus is BEST.


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Hi, my name is Tami Weissert, the P4 facilitator and the "voice" behind the blogs. I'm passionate about helping people grow spiritually and actively encourage Bible engagement through conference speaking and writing. I also served as co-host of the Back to the Bible radio program for over 8 years. A little about me. I'm married to Jeff, and we love scuba diving, playing with our 3 dachshunds and going to Husker football games. I also love growing orchids, singing and Diet Pepsi. I hope you'll join in the conversation as we read the Bible and grow together.

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