You Can’t Take It With You

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Psalm 49:16-17a

Do not be overawed when others grow rich, when the splendor of their houses increases; for they will take nothing with them when they die.


King David was an extremely wealthy man. After all, he was the sovereign of Israel while he ruled. That meant that everyone’s stuff belonged to him if he chose to enforce that rule. Thank God he didn’t, but I reference that fact because if anyone knew about wealth it was David, and what he said here was simply, “You Can’t Take It With You.”


What the king was impressing upon his people in that day, and now, was simply: don’t be so impressed with a person’s wealth here on earth because when they die they cannot take it with them. Which begs the question, where do OUR priorities lie? If we keep our eyes on the Lord and eternity, we will spend our time living our lives for Him and leading others to know Him better. Really, the only thing besides yourself that you can take to heaven with you is You, Your Family, and Your friends. The only hope of that happening is when those closest to us see us live our lives for the Lord and others. Because anything else, well, “You Can’t Take It With You!”


Dear Jesus,

Help me live for You again today. Also, help me lead others in Your direction so they can know You too. I know they’re the only ones I can perhaps take to heaven with me. Amen


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