Friday, June 28, 2019

Psalm 49:14-15 NIV 2011

They are like sheep and are destined to die; death will be their shepherd (but the upright will prevail over them in the morning). Their forms will decay in the grave, far from their princely mansions. But God will redeem me from the realm of the dead; he will surely take me to himself.

The Psalter addressed “all the peoples” in the world no matter what station they attained. The wise words he chose came from his heart. Psalm 49:3a, “My mouth will speak words of wisdom.” He reminded them in verse 8, “No payment is ever enough.” Access to God can’t be purchased. Death is the shepherd leading every person to the grave. Victory over death comes through faith in the Lord alone. Psalm 56:13, “For you have delivered me from death, and my foot from stumbling.” God redeems those who trust Him.

Daily we are called to holiness. When my focus flounders, I know my faith may falter as well. I understand God’s Word helps me focus on Him and grows my faith by reading the Psalms. Psalm 73:34, “You guide me with your counsel, and afterward you will take me into glory.” The world tends to beckon many of us to want more. As one of His sheep, He’s teaching me to be content with what I have. Placing my trust in Him, I confidently know where I’ll be spending eternity.

Where have you placed your trust today?

Trusting in Him alone,

S

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