Saturday, October 5
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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