"20 People who have wealth but lack understanding are like the beasts that perish. ” Psa 49:20 NIV
A man who possesses riches
Without accompanying understanding
Will perish like the beasts of the earth;
A short life that’s not everlasting.
He will join the generation
Of his fathers that went before;
Sleep forever in a tomb;
No princely mansion above to score.
“Do not be overawed,” David the Psalmist said,
“When a man grows rich.”
He’ll take nothing with him in death
Where all is black as pitch.
When he lived he counted himself privileged
But that privilege he squandered;
Kept it all for his own glory;
To God’s glory never pandered.
Riches are a responsibility
And a blessing from the courts above.
God’s blessings are to bless others
To demonstrate God’s love.
So when they come without understanding
They serve for a very short time,
To give glory to self alone
And not to our Lord, Divine!
Why squander the privilege of eternity
In exchange for a quick fix here?
The honor of men is worthless;
Just a few words spouted into thin air.
Man’s splendor may bring him glory,
But only for such a short while.
To lose out on eternity
Is the greatest self-denial!
© Copyright 2012 Maureen LeFanue
Copyright © MAUREEN LEFANUE | Year Posted 2012