Psalm 49 Outline
– The psalmist has a parable message from the Holy Spirit to tell the people (Psalm 49:1-4)
– There is no reason to fear evil people and evil people have no reason to feel secure about their wealth (Psalm 49:5-9)
– Everyone will die eventually (Psalm 49:10-11)
– Men riches cannot endure (Psalm 49:12)
– Those that trust in themselves will perish in hell but the righteous will be redeemed by God (Psalm 49:13-15)
– Don’t be envy about rich people (Psalm 49:16-19)
– Being rich but does not know God is useless because you will also perish in hell (Psalm 49:20)
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Psalm 49 Summary
In Psalm 49:1-4, the psalmist heard a message of a parable from the Holy Spirit. Now, he will expound meaning of the parable to the people.
In Psalm 49:5-9, the psalmist reasoned there is no reason he should fear evil people, same with evil people have no reason to feel secure and trust in their wealth. No one can ransom another person’s life and let him live forever because this is costly.
In Psalm 49:10-11, everyone on this earth will die including the wise, foolish, and senseless men.
In Psalm 49:12, the riches of men will not endure. When you die, you cannot bring your wealth along with you.
In Psalm 49:13-15, the end of those who trust in themselves instead of trusting in God is death. But God will redeem the righteous and let them enter into the place of rest, heaven, after they died.
In Psalm 49:16-19, therefore, do not be envy when a men grows rich because he will not be able to take anything with him when he die.
In Psalm 49:20, a rich man who does not know God is like a beast that will perish.
Psalm 49 Bible Study
1. Depend on God
Many rich Christians like to boast about their riches and be selfish. If God bless you and make you rich, you should look after the needs of those who are needy. When problem happens, you should discuss it with God first and ask for his guidance instead of trusting in your ownself. In Proverbs 3:5-6, Â Trust in the Lord with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding.Â In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths. In 1 Peter 5:7, casting all your care upon him; for he careth for you. In Isaiah 26:4, trust ye in the Lord for ever: for in the Lord Jehovah is everlasting strength. In Jeremiah 29:11, for I know the thoughts that I think toward you, saith the Lord, thoughts of peace, and not of evil, to give you an expected end. In Philippians 4:19,Â but my God shall supply all your need according to his riches in glory by Christ Jesus.