Thursday, September 01, 2016

Worthless Wealth

"They that trust in their wealth… None of them can by any means redeem his brother, nor give to God a ransom for him:  for the redemption of their soul is precious… But God will redeem my soul from the power of the grave: for He shall receive me" (Psalm 49:6-8,15).  "The prosperity of fools shall destroy them.  But whoso hearkeneth unto Me shall dwell safely, and shall be quiet from fear of evil" (Proverbs 1:32,33).  "Whosoever believeth on Him shall not be ashamed" (Romans 9:33). 

There is no wealth in all the earth
By which a soul can be redeemed.   
The ransom of a soul is worth
Far more than sinners have esteemed. 

The only riches that can save
Our souls are found in Jesus Christ. 
Behold the ransom that He gave
When He for us was sacrificed! 

Though fools may think prosperity
On earth is all they need to trust,
How hopeless they at last shall be
When all their wealth has turned to dust!

O Lord, how worthless is the wealth
That leaves a soul at last ashamed!   
We thank You for Your saving health
In Your redemption we have claimed!  

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