It took a year to read the Bible, then almost 9 months to read the Apocrypha. Now, I'm going to try to offer reflections on the Narrative Lectionary. But, I won't be posting daily--at least, for a while.

Thursday, August 1, 2013

Rich or Poor, a Reflection on Psalm 49:1-12

Jesus told a parable about a rich man who worried about the wrong thing and relied for comfort on the wrong thing. He was possessed by his possessions--then learned that they had a short shelf life. Jesus reminded his hearers, "So it is with you if you try storing up treasures for yourself but are not rich toward God."

He might have been thinking about Psalm 49 when he told the parable and gave the caution.
Trusting in wealth and boasting of riches won't save your life.
Nobody lives forever.
Wise people die. Foolish people die.
None of them get to take their wealth with them.

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