The First Hundred

...in the light of eternity. "Life's a tough proposition, and the first hundred years are the hardest." Wilson Mizner

Tuesday, September 05, 2006

On Being Rich

I just finished reading this passage from Psalm 49:

"Do not be afraid when a man becomes rich,
When the glory of his house is increased;
For when he dies he will carry nothing away;
His glory will not descend after him.
Though while he lives he congratulates himself
-And though men praise you when you do well for yourself-
He shall go to the generation of his fathers;
They will never see the light.
Man in his pomp, yet without understanding,
Is like the beasts that perish." (Psalm 49:16-20)

Then I found this article online.

And then I was drawn back to these verses:

"Why should I fear in days of adversity,
When the iniquity of my foes surrounds me,
Even those who trust in their wealth
And boast in the abundance of their riches?
No man can by any means redeem his brother
Or give to God a ransom for him
-For the redemption of his soul is costly, and he should cease trying forever-
That he should live on eternally,
That he should not undergo decay." (Psalm 49:5-9)

Truthfully, which appeals more to you; millions of dollars spent on yourself or eternal life spent with God?


6 Comments:

  • At 9/05/2006 7:55 PM, Blogger Paul said…

    I hope when they take a final audit of my paltry bank account they'll say: "Hmmm. Look at this. He tithed."

    And did it ever occur to anyone that if "you take it to heaven" with you, they'll just convert it all to gold and use it for pavement.

     
  • At 9/06/2006 2:00 AM, Blogger Jim said…

    Hello tonight -- I bookmarked that article, thought maybe I would write about it. You did it up fine.
    Mrs. Jim found our B & B on
    LuxuryLink.com.
    They have some pretty good bargains sometimes. She won't get them if they aren't. That's where she found our digs in St. Remy too.
    Those super-rich don't use LuxuryLink.com. But they have horrific payments on their toys.
    ..

     
  • At 9/06/2006 3:53 AM, Blogger John Cowart said…

    Millions for me? Eternal life with God?
    I'd kinda like both.

     
  • At 9/06/2006 11:55 AM, Blogger jel said…

    I like this post,

    there was this man , that had some checks made up for his mom, when she died , and put them in with her.

     
  • At 9/06/2006 8:18 PM, Blogger audrey` said…

    Hi Karen
    John is so honest and cute :)

     
  • At 9/08/2006 12:10 PM, Blogger Corry said…

    This earthly life is but a second in terms of eternal, so I choose the last. Sure, I would love to have millions but only to help others. Ok, ok, I might buy myself a new pair of shoes, haha.

    God's Grace.

     

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