Day 27 | Austin Davis

Psalm 49

I see this verse as a shoutout to all of us who think we are hot stuff.

It calls on those who have attained glory, riches, and other worldly possessions, and then it puts things into perspective. No matter how great you are, all life ends in the same place; the grave.

So the question is, if all these “things” aren’t worth anything, what is? I believe the “why” behind our actions is what matters. Being active in loving others like Jesus would, and doing so genuinely will bring more reward than any money can buy.
“Be not afraid when a man becomes rich, when the glory of his house increases. For when he dies he will carry nothing away; his glory will not go down after him.” (49:16-17) 
Psalm 48
“Let Mount Zion be glad! Let the daughters of Judah rejoice because of your judgements!” (48:11)
I’d like to highlight that this verse says to rejoice because of judgment. Usually when we hear judgment, we pair it up with punishment. It seems weird to praise judgment, especially if we are the ones being judged.

God’s judgment is so pure and righteous that it is something to be praised. I know this because God sent his son Jesus to be a living, breathing, fully God, and fully human example of himself.

In the midst of trying to live a loving, Christ like life, we can do so knowing we have a 100% just God, and that same God is also 100% merciful.

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