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Archive for December 2019

Breaktime: Trusting

Trusting This is the fate of those who trust in themselves, and of their followers, who approve their sayings. Psalm 49:13 The fate of the self-serving wealthy is the existence of this material world. Their gain here will not follow them when they leave here. The Psalmist makes it clear that all the money in…

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Breaktime: Investments

Wise Investments Their tombs will remain their houses forever, their dwellings for endless generations, though they had named lands after themselves. Psalm 49:11 The foolish man builds his house upon the sand, which is a foundation other than the Lord. The Psalmist sees that the homes built here and the wealth accumulated for accolades will be their…

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Breaktime: Finding Value

Finding Value the ransom for a life is costly, no payment is ever enough— 9 so that they should live on forever and not see decay. Psalm 49:8,9 There is still not enough money to buy eternal life, and all the funds in the world cannot keep any of us alive. We can’t even buy enough medicine to…

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Breaktime: All the Money in the World

All the Money in the World No one can redeem the life of another or give to God a ransom for them—  Psalm 49:7 All the money in the world and all the treasures can’t buy the life of another. No one can redeem another no matter how large the bank account nor how hard…

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Breaktime: Fearing Man

Fearing Man Why should I fear when evil days come,  when wicked deceivers surround me— Psalm 49:5 His question in the Psalm is why do the wicked seem to be prospering. Like many of us, we have probably asked the same question at one time or another. He seemed to give us good advice for this…

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Breaktime: Life’s Tough Questions

Life’s tough question I will turn my ear to a proverb; with the harp I will expound my riddle: Psalm 49:4 The psalmist is searching for reason and understanding. He doesn’t want to listen to what the noise is saying; he desires to explain one of life’s difficulties. He heard the voice of wisdom until he understood…

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