Wisdom Concerning Wealth


This song transcends culture and style - it is a song for the whole world! It deals with a universal dilemma and provides a universal answer:
Into: Calling a universal audience (1-2) to a universal truth (3-4)… there is no rank in the church James 1:5-8, all are invited to hear...
this is a song of instruction, granting WISDOM concerning WEALTH. in two stanzas, each ending with the same chorus or refrain (12, 20)

I. Wisdom of common (universal) experience (5-12)
A. Reflection (5-6). The intimidation by the wealthy is universal... "might makes right" is a worldwide error - seen in Thailand, India, Africa (everywhere)
B. Reminder - the limits of wealth

  1. no buy-out (no redemption): cost of redemption Rom. 3:22-24; 1 Pet. 1:18-19; barrier to salvation Luke 12:15-21, 15:11; 18:18-27
  2. no by-pass (no permanence)… all leave their wealth to others (Voltaire lost half wealth in merely 6 months... rich man and Lazarus)
    II. Wisdom of contrasting trusts/hopes
    A. Condemnation of the foolish, who trust in riches
  3. false security Job 1:21; Eccl. 5:15-16
  4. false significance
    B. Consolation of the faithful, who trust in the Lord
May 11, 2023
Psalm 49
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