You cannot buy back your life or pay off God!

Posted: July 27, 2015 in God's Love Letters to you - The BIBLE (Basic Instructions Before Leaving Earth)
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The ancient book of Psalms, written as songs, were for the Jewish people to use as praise and in times of trouble. As God inspires all scripture, they also have a prophetic and modern usage all down through time and to our present day. Psalm 49 exhorts people not to depend on wealth. This blog’s title is actually a verse: “You cannot buy back your life or pay off God!” (Psalm 49:7) The psalmist says in verses 3-4 that he will explain a “mystery”, which are “words of wisdom.”

When a person dies, all their accumulated wealth and possessions stay behind for others to divide and inherit. Verse 6 describes a person that lives to make money, “They trust in their riches and brag about all of their wealth.” Here are sober words for us all to contemplate: “It costs far too much to buy back your life. You can never pay God enough to stay alive forever and safe from death.” (Ps. 49:8-9) There are words of celebration for believers which follow though: “But God will rescue me from the power of death.” (Ps. 49:15)

Not making a decision to follow God’s free gift of salvation through his beloved only son, Jesus Christ, is actually making a decision to continue on after death in a place without God. Saying, “No thank you” to the Almighty will follow you into eternity — long after possessions and property are long forgotten. Say “yes” to God’s free bridge to salvation today — a day when you are still alive — don’t wait until tomorrow.

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