Trust - Psalm 49:12-13

Take Time to Pray


Psalm 17:1-2

1 Hear, O LORD, my righteous plea;

listen to my cry.

Give ear to my prayer -

it does not come from deceitful lips.

2 May my vindication come from you;

may Your eyes see what is right.



Examine


12 But man, despite his riches, does not endure;

he is like the beasts* that perish.

13 This is the fate of those who trust in themselves,

and of their followers, who approve their sayings.


*The big difference between beasts and humans is that beasts have no soul and do not go to Heaven, whereas humans have a soul that goes to Heaven or hell. Seems if you die like a beast, your destination isn't Heaven.


v. 13 Sounds like false prophets and their followers.



Notice


God

  • God doesn't care about earthly wealth.

  • God demands our whole being to be dedicated to Him.

  • God wants us to listen to His Word.

  • God wants us to trust in Him.

Lesson

  • Be careful who you are listening to. Test everything against the Word of God.

  • Do not trust in earthly wealth.



Do


Question

  • Who am I listening to?

  • What am I trusting in?

Response


Dear Lord,


Today, let me listen for Your voice in all that I do and wherever I go. When faced with decisions, help me to see the correct path to take. Remain close to me, Lord, because I need you every hour. In Jesus' name I pray.


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