Text: Psalm 49
The last enemy is death.
This applies to everyone (vss 1-4)
Evil days (vs 5)
- Sin has run its course through the body and the corruptible body begins to fade.
- Mind doesn’t work like it used to. The heart doesn’t work like it used to. Pains become random and more frequent.
Death is greater than wealth (vss 6-9)
- The enemy of death can’t be bought because this enemy will take everything eventually.
- 1 Timothy 6:17
- In verse 8 the soul is precious, riches are not. Death will end the opportunity to for redemption. It is appointed unto man once to die, but after this, the judgment.
- I heard a good outline of it that said redemption is:
Death makes this life transient (vss 10-14)
- Vs 10 no one gets out alive and riches pass from one hand to another.
- Vs 11 you’ve seen old dilapidated houses.
- No one thought that would be the state of the house when they were building it. Castles in Europe that are museums, the royal families have been gone for years.
- They call their lands after their own names like King Ranch, Houston, Beeville, Austin, San Antonio, Washington, etc.
- Vs 12 Nevertheless… I love how that is so nonchalantly said. They’re wealthy, they’re honourable, but anyway (nevertheless)
- Vs 13 their way is their folly…
- So the world has a way of doing things
- John 14:6 Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.
- Vs 14 the upright have dominon over them in the morning
- That’s first the 1000 year reign of the Lord Jesus Christ
God is the redeemer (vs 15)
- David isn’t looking for redemption because he’s keeping the important parts of the law. David is looking to the LORD to redeem him.
Fear not (vss 16-20)
- Vs 16 politicians like Haman
- Vs 17 The Egyptians thought they could fill the tombs of the dead with food and money for the afterlife.
- Vs 20 Having understanding is the difference between life and death.