Why Should I Fear? (Ps 49)
This psalm sounds more like something you would find in Proverbs. It announces itself as such. It offers us wisdom regarding wealth which is always timely, perhaps more than ever given the turbulence in the world economies at the moment. This proverb on wealth addresses the “riddle” to be solved. I love riddles.
David’s parents have three sons: Snap, Crackle, and what’s the name of the third son? David
What has many keys but can’t open a single lock? A piano
What goes up but never comes down? Your age
What month of the year has 28 days? All of them
What is always in front of you but can’t be seen? The future
Though our riddle this morning challenges the last riddle. It gives us a window into the future. And its an important window to look through in order to solve the riddle of wealth.
What is universally sought, yet can never be kept? Wealth.
What produces more oppression and fear the more it is sought? Wealth
Don’t put your trust in wealth. Only God can ransom your life.