Wednesday, August 09, 2017

Gold without God

"They that trust in their wealth, and boast themselves in the multitude of their riches; none of them can by any means redeem his brother, nor give to God a ransom for him… But God will redeem my soul from the power of the grave: for He shall receive me" (Psalm 49:6,7,15).  "The fear of the LORD is the beginning of wisdom" (Proverbs 9:10).  "How is the gold become dim... for our end is come!" (Lamentations 4:1,18).  "He is able also to save them to the uttermost that come unto God by Him" (Hebrews 7:25). 

How futile in the end is wealth
Without redemption that God gave. 
How fleeting is the best of health,
But God redeems us from the grave! 

The fear of God is the beginning
Of honesty that makes us wise. 
There is an end, at last, to sinning,
For every living person dies. 

How surely does the gold turn dim
Without the Lord eternally.  
All those who turn away from Him
Shall know the depths of poverty.

O God, without You, gold is vain
With all the wealth in which men boast.
In You we find our truest gain: 
You saved us to the uttermost!  

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