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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 destiny. What a grim picture the author has of the foolish hearts future.  Even though there may be street signs and cities named after the wealthy man, it matters not for eternity. 

The Psalmist, being surrounded by the foolish man and observing their ways, has given him the desire to save others from the attraction of wealth. He speaks of the truth of their lifestyle, even though the words may seem harsh. Friends, the appeal to be drawn into selfish wealth is all around us as well.

We can become consumed with the power of accumulation, and it can take its control in our lives. Many live their lives as if this world is all there is. They may know of eternal living, yet they invest in this life as if this is all there is.

Spurgeon said,  Such worldly-minded men “cannot tell the mirage from the true streams of water; they fancy rainbows to be stable, and clouds to be the everlasting hills.”

Today in the Workplace

What world are you investing in?

Breaktime Bible Study: Wise Investments

     1. Read today’s Breaktime

     2. Review Scripture

Their tombs will remain their houses forever, their dwellings for endless generations, though they had named lands after themselves. Psalm 49:11

   3.Answer these Questions:

What does the tomb of the wealthy look like? 

What causes a man’s heart to seek material gain here on earth?

Have you been caught in the trap of investing here on earth?

Does it matter how much is gained here?   What if that becomes the focus?

Where do you need or want to invest today?

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