Welcoming back my friend Loretta Yopp today as she shares her heart on Psalms 49-50!
“Going to Leave it all Behind”
David is speaking boldly in this chapter, telling men and women regardless of their ranking to listen to the wisdom that God has placed in his heart. David is preparing to instruct the people concerning theirs riches and possessions. The people had begun to put their trust in their worldly possessions and boasting in their riches.
(Vs 6) David starts to inform the people that no matter what you possess in material things that you can’t buy your way to salvation. God cannot be brought with earthly materials. The Bible says “For this corruptible must put on incorruption, and this mortal must put on immortality.” (1 Cor 15:53 KJV) We all are appointed once to die then judgment… The material things that you have placed your trust will fail you! If the Lord should tarry his coming than this body will one day suffer death and be laid in a grave.
(vs 14) When death comes the only riches we will possess are the ones that we invested in our eternal heritage. The Bible tells us… “But lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust doth corrupt, and where thieves do not break through nor steal:” (Matt. 6:20) Don’t get David wrong here, God wants his children to be blessed abundantly, but we need to be careful that we don’t get so wrapped up in worldly possessions that we loss sight of who the Giver of all good things is. What are you investing in… corruptible world investments or incorruptible eternal investments? Take a moment to access your investments today, because it’s not too late to start laying up treasures in heaven for yourself.
“True or False Faith”
This Psalm simply reminds us that there is coming a day of judgment for God’s people. God’s judgment will start with His own children according to 1 Peter 4:17. He begins to show us that at one time God’s people served Him with their whole heart, but at some point they grew cold on God. Sometimes we start going through the motions of serving God and we lose our passion for the things of God. The fire of God that once blazed hot has become a flicker that is warm.
In Revelation God warns against being lukewarm Christians. He even goes as far as to say He would “vomit” them out of His mouth. It is not a time to grow lukewarm or cold on God. You may know 50 scriptures by heart and claim His promises in the Word, but still be filled with deceit and evil refusing to obey God. We will face a day of judgment soon. We will either serve God or serve the world, but we can’t serve both.
According to verse 21, God has seemed to be silent allowing sin to work, causing people to question their faith and trust. God has remained silent withholding judgment in order for His children to repent. God is not going to remain silent forever and there will be a day of judgment.
Has your fire started to flicker? Are you stuck in a rut of the same routine of the “religious obligations”? It is time to find that consuming fire again. The one that caused you to hunger for the things of God. Do you have true or false Faith?
It is time to ask the Holy Spirit wind to blow on your spiritual fire again. That same wind that “suddenly” blow into that upper room at Pentecost.
God Bless you, Loretta
Do you find yourself going through the motions? It’s so easy to get stuck in a rut spiritually and you’re left scratching your head wondering how the heck you got there. It’s time we get fired up for Christ again! Live like we are here for a reason! Because – WE ARE! 🙂
The Holy Spirit wants to do a work in you so that a great work for the Lord can be done through you. But we must be diligent in keeping ourselves on fire for The Lord.
How do we do that? I’m so glad you asked. ❤
Small groups, personal studies, conferences.. There are so many resources out there to help us in our walk with the Lord!
What are your favorite ways to keep the fire burning? Share below or let’s chat on my Facebook page here!
Live Life Unscripted,