Hear this, all peoples; Give ear, all inhabitants of the world, Both low and high, Rich and poor together. My mouth shall speak wisdom, And the meditation of my heart shall give understanding. I will incline my ear to a proverb; I will disclose my dark saying on the harp. Psalm 49 NKJV
The psalmist calls everyone to hear him. The truth of God’s Word is overflowing from His heart. He heard the Word of God. He responded to it. He obeyed God’s Word. Why does truth sound so strange to people who trust in their own strength and resources?
Some have lived in darkness so long truth seems wrong and light offends!
The Word of God brings restoration and transformation. A spark is ignited in a humble soul. The Holy Spirit fans the flames with truth and light. A bonfire of wisdom and discernment roars within. A beautiful new creature yearns to pass the torch.
Why should I fear in the days of evil, When the iniquity at my heels surrounds me? Those who trust in their wealth and boast in the multitude of their riches, None of them can by any means redeem his brother, Nor give to God a ransom for him-for the redemption of their souls is costly, And it shall cease forever-that he shall continue to live eternally, and not see the pit. Vs 5-9
The days are evil. Even darker days are ahead. What is it that makes the times so evil? Why will evil prosper so in the future?
The days are evil because people have turned their backs on truth! Evil will prosper even more as hearts that refuse truth will harden to the point they cannot be pierced!
We cannot and should not condemn unsaved people. They are blinded to the truth. At some point each of us is accountable for accepting truth or turning our backs to it. The longer a person rejects truth the harder it becomes to accept it.
What is the truth that is so commonly rejected? There is a God in heaven. He created us to be loved by Him and to return His love. Mankind rejected His love. Sin and death entered the world. Evil was given a measure of authority to rob steal and kill.
Faith comes by hearing and hearing by the Word of God. When the Son of Man comes will He find faith on the earth?
God sacrificed His Son to break the stronghold of evil. We can be brought back into a loving relationship with God through faith in Jesus Christ!
No earthly treasure or source of power can redeem a soul. Jesus Christ can save anyone who calls out to Him!
Open up your heart to truth and light! Jesus wants to use you to pierce the darkness of unbelieving hearts!
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