April 22, 2020
The Psalmist writes in chapter 49 Hear this, all you peoples; listen, all who inhabit the world, both low and high, rich and poor together. My mouth speaks wisdom; my heart’s meditation brings understanding. I turn my ear to a proverb; I explain my riddle with a lyre. Why should I fear in times of trouble? The iniquity of my foes surrounds me. They trust in their wealth and boast of their abundant riches. Yet these cannot redeem a person or pay his ransom to God—since the price of redeeming him is too costly, one should forever stop trying, so that he may live forever and not see the Pit.
Jesus echoes Solomon’s concept in Luke 9:25 For what does it benefit someone if he gains the whole world, and yet loses or forfeits himself? It is our natural instinct to put our worth and trust in worldly belongings. As can be seen both Psalmist and Jesus they suggest finding value in something else. The Psalmist says no man can buy his life in which they are correct. However, there is one who has already bought it for you and his name is Christ. Take peace and comfort knowing that you might lose the whole world, but your soul is in Christ.