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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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Hearing

Hear this, all you peoples; listen, all who live in this world, 2 both low and high, rich and poor alike:   Psalm 49:1,2 The Psalmist invites all who live in the world to listen to the timely message he was about to give. There is no unique or separate social class for listening and obedience for listening…

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Breaktime: Living in Unity

Living in Unity When the kings joined forces, when they advanced together, they saw her and were astounded; they fled in terror. Psalm 48:4 When the enemy rises and comes against the church, he cannot stand when the walls are standing in unity. When the enemy takes a look at the church and sees them…

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Breaktime: All-Powerful Perspective

All-Powerful Perspective God reigns over the nations; God is seated on his holy throne. Psalm 47:8 “Our God Reigns,” a statement of truth which should mark our every step. When we believe God reigns, then we can surrender to His position over us.  The title reigns put everything in perspective, and when we see God as…

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Breaktime: A Heart Filled with Son

A Heart Filled With Song For God is the King of all the earth; sing to him a psalm of praise. Psalm 47:7 Thinking of God as the King over all the earth is enough to start praising. We are surrounded by many powers, but there is no one greater than the King of Kings. Many…

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