Chapter 49: The Glory of the Rich Man will eventually die
To the chief Musician, A Psalm for the sons of Korah.
“Hear this, all ye people; give ear… My mouth shall speak of wisdom… my heart shall be of understanding.” (Psalms 49:1-3)
The author then goes on to tell us of an important message; “They that trust in their wealth, and boast of themselves in the multitude of riches; None of them can by any means redeem his brother, nor give to God a ransom…” (Psalms 49:6-7)
I think this is very important! Sometimes when people of understanding speak, we ignore them. Men cannot be redeemed by wealth, or ransom God with that wealth. All of the glory of the rich man, the famous man, etc… dies with him. The only thing we take into the next life is our knowledge, experience and wisdom.
Chapter 50: Asaph Speaks of the Second Coming!
A Psalm of Asaph.
Asaph speaks of the Second Coming of Jesus Christ and tells us that the Lord has spoken and in the end He will gather His saints!
“And the heavens shall declare his righteousness: for God is judge himself” (Psalms 50:6) God will judge us for our actions while we are here on this earth.